Quality and Costs of Primary Care in Europe

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Contract/Grant agreement number
: 242141
EC contribution
: € 2,198,877.00
: 36 months
Starting date
: 01/05/2010
: Primary Care; International Comparison; Quality and costs; Process quality; Patient experiences; Costs; Equity; Access; Avoidable hospitalization; Good Practices; Models of organization
Project web-site
: http://www.qualicopc.eu

There is a lack of information on benefits of well-developed primary care systems in Europe, in terms of coordination and continuity of care and opportunities to control costs.

The QUALICOPC project aims to provide an answer to the question what strong primary care systems entail and which effects strong primary care systems have on the performance of health care systems. Primary care systems in Europe will be evaluated against criteria of quality, equity and costs.

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