… What is the ECHO Project?

The European Collaboration for Health Optimization (ECHO) project is an international effort to bring together the hospital databases of several European countries and make the data available via an online summary tool.

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The ECHO Project: Facts & Results


Three young scientists checking onlie data

The ECHO Tool will process data from several countries in the EU, making it accesible for scientists and health policy makers.

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On-screen, pixel-styled icon of open book

This manual aims at describing the methods and techniques used in the ECHO Project, unifying methods….

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A dossier with some reports inside

The Atlas of Variations in Medical Practice is a specialist publication aimed specifically at clinicians, managers and health policy.

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Close view of a stethoscope left on an open booklet

The project team conducted their own research and Atlas VPM has published seven atlases, and several reports and papers.

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