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ASSPRO CEE 2007 - Assessment of patient payment policies and projection of their efficiency, equity and quality effects. The case of Central and Eastern Europe

Description

Given the lack of systematic research on the assessment of patient payment policies in Europe and worldwide, and the urging need of re-evaluating patient payment policies in Central and Eastern Europe due to the widely spread informal patient payments, we propose a project focused on these issues.

The aim of the project is to identify a comprehensive set of tangible evidence-based criteria suitable for the assessment of patient payment policies and to develop a policy projection tool that can be used to analyze the efficiency, equity and quality impacts of these policies.

The set of assessment criteria and the projection tool that will be developed in this project, will be validated by their application in Central and Eastern European countries.

In addition to this, the project aims to assure an extensive dissemination of project results involving policy-makers, health care professionals and the general public.

The project results will contribute to the overall progress in research focused on the methodology of policy evaluation, as well as in research focused on the analysis of the Central and Eastern European health care reforms.

Seven countries will be included: advanced Central European countries (Hungary and Poland), advanced former Soviet republics in Europe (Lithuania), less advanced Eastern European countries (Bulgaria and Romania), and less advanced former Soviet republics in Europe (Ukraine).

The comparison between these countries will help to establish to what extent the country context influences the evaluation of patient payment policies.

The project will have a direct relation to the SSH theme, but will also address the general objectives defined in the work programme, of policy harmonization, capacity building, mobility of scholars, strengthening competitiveness, international cooperation and solution to social problems.

Proposal: 217431
Funding scheme: Collaborative project (small and medium scale focused research project)
Activity Activity 6 - Socio-economic and scientific indicators
Research area: Developing better indicators for policy
Topic: Improved ways of measuring both the potential for and impact of policies
Estimated EC contribution: €1 446 496
Starting date: 01.03.2008
Duration: 60 months
Title: Assessment of patient payment policies and projection of their efficiency, equity and quality effects. The case of Central and Eastern Europe
Acronym: ASSPRO CEE 2007
Keywords: -
Web site: http://assprocee2007.com/
Coordinator: Maastricht University
Department of Health Organization, Policy and Economics - Faculty of HMLS
NL - Maastricht
Milena PAVLOVA
Partners' List:
  • Medical University of Varna
    Department of Economics and Healthcare Management,
    Faculty of Public Health
    Emanuela MOUTAFOVA
    BG – Varna
  • Corvinus University of Budapest
    Department of Public Policy and Management
    György JENEI
    HU – Budapest
  • Public Enterprise “MTVC”
    Liubove MURAUSKIENE
    LT – Vilnius
  • Institute of Public Health, Jagiellonian University
    Medical College Health Economics and Social
    Security Department
    Christoph SOWADA
    PL – Cracow
  • National School of Public Health and Health
    Services Management
    Public Health Research Department
    Silvia FLORESCU
    RO – Bucharest
  • National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”
    School of Public Health and Centre for Health
    and Social Policy Studies
    Irena GRYGA
    UA – Kyiv
EC Scientific Officer: DG RTD.B
Contact: Pilar GONZALEZ PANTALEON
Research achievements: ASSPRO CEE 2007 policy brief " THE PRICE OF A CHILDBIRTH OUT-OF-POCKET PAYMENTS FOR MATERNITY CARE IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE " (April 2013) ( 169KB)