European Consortium in Healthcare Outcomes and cost-benefit research

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ECHOUTCOME is a European platform aiming to assess methodological properties of Healthcare Outcome and Cost-Benefit studies. ECHOUTCOME consortium, eight partners-four countries, aims to study European health systems for assessing decision making criteria in the frame of national needs and expectations across EU states concerning healthcare outcomes and cost-benefit analyses. ECHOUTCOME will investigate relationships between quality of care, costs, efficiency by assessing usual approaches and developing new ones. It considers properties and consequences of published guidances (ex: QALY from NICE), which lead to requirements for access to health technologies for further recommendation to EU states.

Prof. Michel Lamure
Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
Liris Laboratoire Informatique Images et Systèmes d'Information UMR 5205
Villeurbanne, France
EC contribution: EUR 1 064 143
Duration: 36 months
Starting date: 01/02/2010
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