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WP3 Workpackage on medical records and systems of data collection

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


  • To undertake a review of the key policy directions and results of EU-funded R&D initiatives and analyse them from two perspectives:

    • have policy recommendations addressed issues pertinent to the development and implementation of discharge summaries in the context of cross-border care?

    • have EU-funded R&D efforts thus far produced results that could be utilized in focusing further policy and deployment efforts in the area of discharge summaries?

  • To undertake a comparative assessment of hospital discharge summaries, through:

    • a systematic literature review of hospital discharge summary (systems) in Europe

    • a mapping exercise of hospital discharge summary (systems) in Europe; and 3) a comparative assessment of hospital discharge summaries across Europe

  • To describe the nature of information supplied to patients and referring physicians on discharge from hospital in each Member State


  • Review of electronic medical records / systems of health data collection in EU Member States

  • Comparative assessment of hospital discharge summaries

  • Policy recommendations on improving and standardising public medical records across the EU

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

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