IMPACT

IMplementation of quality indicators in PAlliative Care sTudy

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Contract/Grant agreement number
: 258883
EC contribution
: € 2,999,900.00
Duration
: 48 months
Starting date
: 01/02/2011
Keywords
: Implementation, palliative care, strategies, setting-specific, Europe, indicators, dementia.
Project web-site
: http://www.impactpalliativecare.eu/

Problem:

New knowledge is not necessarily readily applied in medicine, even when there is evidence of its effectiveness. As a result of the gap between knowing and doing, policy makers, professional care providers, patients and their families have benefited too little from new developments. Implementation research has developed models for stepwise implementation but it is still unclear which strategies are effective for whom and which factors influence the effectiveness of implementation strategies.

From the point of view of implementation sciences changing palliative care is a major challenge, since adequate organization of palliative care requires collaboration between a range of different professionals and healthcare organizations. Besides, as a consequence of the ageing population, the number of people in need for cancer and dementia palliative care will rise. Therefore we will focus on implementation strategies in palliative care.


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