REFINEMENT

Financing systems' effects on the Quality of Mental health care in Europe

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Contract/Grant agreement number
: 261459
EC contribution
: € 2,999,195.00
Duration
: 36 months
Starting date
: 01/01/2011
Keywords
: Health care financing systems; Pathways of care; Outcome Measures; Services Evaluation; Mental Health Care; Social Care.
Project web-site
: http://www.refinementproject.eu/

Increasingly countries in Europe are moving towards elaborate systems of performance assessment. Many factors have contributed to this shift. Health systems have come under intense cost containment pressures; patients expect to make more informed decisions about their treatment choices; and there have been growing demands for increased oversight and transparency in the health professions and health service institutions. At the same time advances in information technology systems have made easier to collect, process and disseminate data linked to performance.

The REFINEMENT project answers the necessity to compare and standardize the different and elaborate systems of both financing and performance assessment of Mental Health care in 9 European countries.


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