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Scientific Publication. The European Journal of Public Health 2015

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revista2In 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 the European Union. Salvador Peiró , Alan Maynard

2. ECHO: health care performance assessment in several European health systems. E. Bernal-Delgado, T. Christiansen, K. Bloor, C. Mateus,  A.M. Yazbeck, J. Munck, J. Bremner

3. Comparing variation across European countries: building geographical areas to provide sounder estimates. Lau C. Thygesen , Cristobal Baixauli-Pérez , Julián Librero-López , Natalia Martínez-Lizaga , Manuel Ridao-López , Enrique Bernal-Delgado

4. Comparing the performance of the Charlson/Deyo and Elixhauser comorbidity measures across five European countries and three conditions. Nils Gutacker , Karen Bloor , Richard Cookson

5. Socioeconomic inequality in hip replacement in four European countries from 2002 to 2009—area-level analysis of hospital data. Richard Cookson , Nils Gutacker , Sandra Garcia-Armesto , Ester Angulo-Pueyo , Terkel Christiansen , Karen Bloor , Enrique Bernal-Delgado

6. Comparing hospital performance within and across countries: an illustrative study of coronary artery bypass graft surgery in England and Spain. Nils Gutacker , Karen Bloor , Richard Cookson , Sandra Garcia-Armesto , Enrique Bernal-Delgado

7. Potentially avoidable hospitalizations in five European countries in 2009 and time trends from 2002 to 2009 based on administrative data. Lau C. Thygesen , Terkel Christiansen , Sandra Garcia-Armesto , Ester Angulo-Pueyo , Natalia Martínez-Lizaga , Enrique Bernal-Delgado

8. Potential of geographical variation analysis for realigning providers to value-based care. ECHO case study on lower-value indications of C-section in five European countries. Sandra García-Armesto , Ester Angulo-Pueyo , Natalia Martínez-Lizaga, Céu Mateus , Inês Joaquim , Enrique Bernal-Delgado

9. Measuring hospital efficiency—comparing four European countries. Céu Mateus , Inês Joaquim , Carla Nunes

10. Commentary: Translating ECHO findings into practice: lessons from local dissemination groups. Jeni Bremner , Olivia Dix , Paul Giepmans

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