[Thursday 20 October] Enrique Bernal-Delgado delved on the lessons gained in the ECHO project in his presentation for the session titled “What can we learn from variation in health outcomes?“, during the “The Value of Health: Improving Outcomes” roundtable, held in Brussels by the Foresight International Policy and Regulatory Advisers (FIPRA International). Other sessions were held on “Variation, health outcomes,… Continue reading The Value of Health: Improving Outcomes – Roundtable
Outputs from the project include a number of ECHO Atlases that provide healthcare stakeholders with scientific insights that ultimately support decision-making on management and reform of healthcare systems.
Whether ECHO´s findings on healthcare performance can impact decision making depend on its ability to rule out data issues as alternative explanations for the reported differences in performance. The ECHO Information System Quality Report provides a systematic and detailed description of all the steps involved in the construction of the DWH, as well as issues that could potentially jeopardize the… Continue reading ECHO Reports
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
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
In conjuction with Oxford University Press ECHO has published a supplement in the European Journal of Public Health Volume 25, Issue suppl 1, 01 February 2015: ‘Unwarranted variations in health care performance across Europe: Lessons from the ECHO Project‘, including a number of papers reflecting the work done by ECHO, as follows: 1. Editorial: Variations in health care delivery within… Continue reading Scientific Publication. The European Journal of Public Health 2015
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.