24.10.2017

The care and management of services for older people in europe network

CARMEN

 

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TypeHSR Project
Startdate03-2001
Enddate05-2004
SummaryObjective: This network of research and service-delivery organisations will examine how services for older people can be better managed by exploring the efficiency, quality and user-acceptability of different modes of health and social care services for older people. The network wills. 1. Focus on the efficiency of integration between three interfaces of care: Primary care (at home) and acute hospitals; acute hospitals and long/short stay residential homes; residential homes and primary care. 2. Determine factors that inhibit and promote effective integration 3. Examine the coordination of services within primary care and between primary care and social services 4. Explore the whole-systems planning & policy implications of 1.2 above 5. Establish a website & database, organise workshops, publish findings, encourage pilot projects. The CARMEN project undertook a 3-year cross-national comparison of methods for integrated care, which included methods of assessment and service delivery, new methods of planning care provisions, monitoring, and management of care performance and methods of network co-ordination. In its work the CARMEN project closely examined the fragmentation, common to all the countries involved, which exist between care segments, i.e. acute care, long-term care, social care, housing and welfare.
 
CountriesBelgium, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
SectorsPrimary, Hospital
TopicsHealth Policy, Quality
 
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Last update date09-20-2011 11:25

 


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