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WP5 Workpackage on patient choice and public reporting on quality of care

Lead beneficiary: London School of Economics and Political Science, Dr Michela Tinelli


Objectives


  • To map patient choice and quality reporting systems in the EU and public reporting and impact on organisations (i.e. hospitals) and health professionals

  • To explore patient and population risk perceptions of quality in health care and conduct in-depth analysis of systems in the EU looking at patient choice and provider practice in these public reporting systems in the EU

  • To examine how public reporting of quality data could improve cross-border care and patient choice, identify potential problems related to standardisation of indicators, and report on systems and information capacity


Methodology


  • Mapping exercise of patient choice and quality reporting systems in the EU; and public reporting and impact on organisations (i.e. hospitals) and health professionals

  • Literature Review of Risk Perceptions of Quality of Care (European and international) and analysis of the effect of socio-demographic and health system characteristics on population perceptions of patient safety and quality of care

  • In-depth analysis of systems in the EU looking at patient choice and provider practice in these public reporting systems. Two in-depth country case studies investigating any change in patient flows to provider institutions (e.g. hospitals) after good/bad publicity due to quality issues

  • Creation of risk adjusted quality indicators in order to investigate quality variations within countries and over time

  • Comprehensive review of the literature on information needs of patients making choices on health care and treatment strategies

  • Comparative analysis of existing web-based reporting systems about health care in European countries

  • Analysis of patient experience in selected cross-border scenarios via already established case studies in WP2

  • European patient survey to include (i) questions about patient information needs in choosing health care providers/treatment, and a discrete choice experiment to investigate patient preferences when choosing between health care services

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

EU Flag

FP7


ECAB consortium 2011