Quality and costs of primary care in Europe

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Contract/Grant agreement number
: 241595
EC contribution
: € 2,351,535.00
: 36 months
Starting date
: 01/01/2010
: healthcare, quality, cost, models, primary care.
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The overall objective of this project is to use research methods to describe different primary care models in Europe, assess their quality in different dimensions – particularly access, equity and satisfaction - and determine their cost. We will analyze variations of both quality and costs as they apply to specific organizational models in Europe, and will study the possible trade-offs between quality and costs in each model.

Key research challenges will be the following:

  1. to apply an innovative approach to identify and describe European primary care models,
  2. to develop and pilot a methodology to study relevant healthcare costs at macro and micro-level, and
  3. to combine surveys addressing perceptions of public and health professionals along with a review of clinical data to assess quality.

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