EHMA briefing titled “Unwarranted variations in healthcare: Time for a European agenda” has been published at the Health Services Management Research journal.
The 7th EPH Conference (19-22 November 2014 Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, UK) titled “Mind the gap: Reducing inequalities in health and health care” aims to contribute to the improvement of public health in Europe by offering a means for exchanging information and a platform for debate to researchers, policy makers, and practitioners in the field of public… Continue reading 7th European Public Health Conference in Glasgow
Sandra Garcia Armesto made a presentation titled:” Using geographical analysis to enhance value for money: opportunity cost of lower-value indications of C-section in 5 European countries” at The Wennberg International Collaborative event, last 18th of September 2014 in London. The Wennberg International Collaborative is a research network committed to improving healthcare by examining organisational and regional variation in health care… Continue reading Presentation at The Wennberg International Collaborative event
In this joint conference, site the OECD will for the first time present a study comparing regional variations in 13 countries. Sandra Garcia Armesto made a presentation titled:” “Can geographical variation analysis help in realigning providers to value-based care?” in a conference – organised by the OECD and the Bertelsmann Stiftung- on Regional variations in Health Care, healing 16th September… Continue reading OECD and the Bertelsmann Stiftung event on Regional variations in Health Care
The framework programmes for research and for technological development funded several projects to develop indicators and methodologies to assess the performance of health systems, generic among them the ECHO project, medicine which the following results: a refined set of accurate performance indicators; reliable information on actual performance of five different European Healthcare systems (Danish, treatment English, Portuguese, Slovenian and Spanish),… Continue reading ECHO in a snapshot
Enrique Bernal presented at OECD´s Health Care Quality Indicators Expert Group (22-23 May 2014, Paris, France) the main messages from ECHO with impact on policy making derived from a number of statistics eliciting unwarranted and systematic variation. The presentation first tackled the following items: uneven utilisation of effective procedures, uneven utilisation of low-value procedures, systematic variation in undesirable events after… Continue reading OECD´s Health Care Quality Indicators Expert Group
ECHO project coordinator Enrique Bernal made a presentation titled “ECHO –European Collaboration for Healthcare Optimization An international project on healthcare performance” at HSR meeting ‘The international dimension in comparative health services research’ (15-16 May 2014 in Utrecht, the Netherlands). You can find this presentation here.
In 2014, healing a communication from the European Commission on effective, accessible and resilient health Systems explained that “The framework programmes for research and for technological development funded several projects to develop indicators and methodologies to assess the performance of health systems, for instance the ECHO (http://www.echo-health.eu), Eurohope (http://www.eurohope.info), and EuroREACH (http://www.euroreach.net) projects. (by the European Commission ; Brussels, 4.4.2014… Continue reading Communication from the European Commission featuring ECHO
40 participants from 15 Autonomous Communities, representatives from the Spanish Ministry of Health and the Atlas VPM team met last 14th February to discuss ECHO findings on variations in medical practice. One of the conclusions from the representatives was the overall agreement on the need to increase years uploaded into the ECHO DWH (currently 2002-2009) to increase impact of ECHO… Continue reading LDG in Spain
A report on the ECHO breakfast session at this year’s European Health Forum Gastein has been published… Continue reading 2014 European Health Forum Gastein