24.07.2017

Health systems and long-term care for older people in Europe modelling the interfaces and links between prevention, rehabilitation, quality of services and informal care

INTERLINKS

 

Back
TypeHSR Project
WebsiteVisit website
Startdate11-2008
Enddate10-2011
SummaryThe objective of this 3-year project is to construct and validate a general model to describe and analyse long-term care (LTC) systems for older people from a European perspective. The particular aspects of the different emerging national models that currently address long-term care needs in Europe will be used to show how the links to health care services, the quality of LTC services, the incentives for prevention and rehabilitation, and the support for informal carers can be governed and financed to enhance structures, processes and outcomes of LTC systems. Based on the assumption that LTC systems in Europe have only started to develop at the boundaries of health and social care, the project will focus on the elaboration of concepts, indicators and models for policies and practice at the interfaces and links between health systems and LTC. Good practice determinants will be identified and validated across countries. A European state of the art model for describing and analysing long-term care provision will thus be constructed as an analytical toolbox that takes into account pathways of reform policies at any stage of a national LTC system s development. The project outcome will guide policy analysis and design, permit comparison and will substantially broaden the scientific base that supports the Member States to better organise their health and LTC systems. It will also integrate the professional and the non-professional domain with inputs from a wide range of stakeholders by means of National Expert Panels and European-level Sounding Board Conferences. The project will be carried out by a consortium of 17 partners from universities, national and international research institutes with international and interdisciplinary expertise, also in cross-national research. The consortium represents 14 Member States covering different welfare regimes and geographical domains to allow for the regional and developmental, path-dependent differences to be addressed.
 
CountriesAustria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Switzerland
SectorsPrimary, Hospital
TopicsHealth Policy
 
Views5
Last update date09-20-2011 11:25

 


Share this material: Facebook | TwitterManage this material?

Want to manage this material?

 

Do you think you are allowed to manage this material? Submit this form and we will verify if you're right.

 

You have to login (or register first) before you can manage this material.

Log in

 

With the form below you can log in to this website and add materials. If you are a new user and want to create an account please register here.

 

Fields with * are required