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WP7 Workpackage on cross-border hospital collaborations

Lead beneficiary: Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Irene Glinos


  • To identify which problems collaborative projects between hospitals encounter as a result of being in different jurisdictions and how these have been overcome

  • To understand which stakeholders are involved in cross-border hospital collaboration and analyse their motivations for cooperating

  • To explore the role of the EU in supporting collaborative projects


  • Case studies

    • Maastricht university hospital and Aachen university hospital (Netherlands-Germany border)

    • Puigcerda hospital and French health insurers (Spain-France border)

    • St Franziskus hospital and Danish regional health authorities (Germany-Denmark border)

    • Dinant hospital and French hospitals/ health insurers (Belgium-France border)

    • Åland hospital and Swedish providers/ purchasers (Finland-Sweden border)

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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