Project QUALICOPC

Duration: 2010-2014
Quality and Costs of Primary Care in Europe

Nivel-Logo-Qualicopc-250pxThe aim ot the study is to comprehensively evaluate primary care systems in Europe against criteria of quality, equity and costs. The study will provide an answer to the question what strong primary care systems entail and which effects strong primary care systems have on the performance of overall health care systems.

ResultatenSpecifics

 

  • Full title: Quality and Costs of Primary Care in Europe
  • Deliverables: see publications on the right
  • Funding: EU Seventh Framework Programme
  • Participating countries: 34 countries, being 26 European Union (EU) member states, and Iceland, Macedonia, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, Australia, Canada and New Zealand
  • Project partners: 
  • Nivel involvement: lead partner
  • Nivel expert: Wienke Boerma PhD
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Doel Aim

The QUALICOPC (Quality and Costs of Primary Care in Europe) study aims to analyse and compare how primary healthcare systems in 34 countries perform in terms of quality, costs and equity. We aim to show what configurations of primary health care are associated with better outcomes.
The objective of QUALICOPC is to evaluate primary care in Europe against criteria of quality, equity and costs. To this end, information on different settings and national strategies for primary care will be related to: generic health care system goals (like access, equity and cost-effectiveness), indicators of the process quality of services provided in primary care and to indicators of the quality of primary care as perceived by patients.

Studied associations

To facilitate this evaluation, information on the following associations will be studied:

  • Primary care structures and outcomes related to avoidable hospitalisation
  • The structure of primary care related to quality of services provision
  • The structure and process of primary care related to patients’ perceived outcomes
  • The structure and process quality of primary care related to costs
  • The structure of primary care related to access and equity
  • Good practices in integrated primary care in Europe (overarching the other associations)

LinksResults

The study will provide an answer to the question what strong primary care systems entail and which effects strong primary care systems have on the performance of overall health care systems.
To make insights tangible, good practices will be identified and disseminated.
The study results, all in the menu below, are disseminated to the research community, policy makers and other stakeholders in the health sector.

Publications of international comparative studies (English)
Publications on countries (English)
Publications in other languages


OrganisatieOrganisation

The QUALICOPC project is carried out by an international network of partner institutes and coordinated by Nivel (Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research). In each participating country a national coordinator is responsible for the data collection.

The QUALICOPC project includes 31 European countries, being 26 European Union (EU) member states, and Iceland, Macedonia, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey. Besides, Australia, Canada, New Zealand also participate in this study.

SamenwerkingsverbandProject partners

the partners of Nivel in this Research projects are:

Panels met patiënten, cliënten en burgersNivel project team

Participating Nivel researchers are:

SterFunding

QUALICOPC is co-funded under the EU Seventh Framework Programme, under the theme ‘Health’. With this programme the European Union aims to improve the health of European citizens and boost the competitiveness of health-related industries and businesses, as well as address global health issues.

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Boerma, W. Project QUALICOPC. From: www.nivel.nl [Last update 05-July-2021; consulted on 22-October-2021]. URL: https://www.nivel.nl/en/international-projects/qualicopc