The fragmented delivery of health and social services is an acknowledged problem in many European countries. The HOMECARE project launches research for better ways to ensure continuity in discharge planning across the secondary/primary care interface selecting frequent chronic conditions as stroke, COPD and heart failure as focus areas. The mission is to document the benefits of Integrated Homecare combining effective home rehabilitation of patients with economic savings for society. Eleven scientific deliverables are expected from the project, comprising practical guidelines as well as a comprehensive health technology assessment addressing decision makers at national and regional levels in Europe.
University of Southern Denmark
EC contribution: EUR 2 159 991
Duration: 36 months
Starting date: 01/04/2009
Project web-site: http://www.integratedhomecare.eu