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WP2 Workpackage on treatment pathways in different countries

Lead beneficiary: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Dr Cécile Knai


  • To understand the commonalities and differences in the management of common conditions within EU Member States

  • To establish the extent to which practice in each Member State is underpinned by evidence-based guidelines

  • To extract the lessons from existing cross-border collaborations where clinicians have developed shared clinical guidelines and ways of working

  • To identify how national differences in packages of care might impact on cross-border care and how problems might be overcome.


  • Literature reviews

    • On data demonstrating treatment patterns across countries

    • On treatment pathway components relevant to cross border care

  • Analysis of disease management and clinical guidelines

  • Case studies: cross-border health care (1) in the Veneto Region, (2) between Malta and England, (3) between Belgium and France, (4) between Hungary and Romania

    • Key informant interviews

    • Comparative assessment of hospital discharge summaries in case studies

  • Scenario analysis in Germany and neighbouring countries

For publications related to this work package, please click here.


WP1 Health care professionals
WP2 Treatment pathways in Different Countries
WP3 Medical Records and Systems of Data Collection
WP4 Prescription and Medicines
WP5 Patient Choice & Public Reporting
WP6 Long Term Care
WP7 Hospital Collaborations
WP8 Telemedicine/eHealth
WP9 Cross-border Care in Dentistry
WP10 Media Reporting of Quality of Care
WP11 Assessment of the Scale of Cross-border Care
WP12 Potential Implications: Lessons Learnt; Policy Recommendations
WP13 Dissemination
WP14 Project Management

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