Project DUQuE

Duration: 2009-2014
Deepening our Understanding of Quality Improvement systems in European hospitals

Nivel-Logo-DUQUE-250pxThe object of study was the effectiveness of quality improvement systems in European hospitals of 8 countries. This has been done by assessing the relationship of organisational quality improvement systems/management and culture, professionals’ involvement, and patient empowerment with the quality of hospital care (including clinical effectiveness, patient safety and patient involvement).



  • Full title: Deepening our Understanding of Quality Improvement in Europe
  • Deliverables: see publications on the right
  • Funding: EU 7th Research Framework Programme
  • Project partners: 9 partners from 7 countries
  • Nivel involvement: project partner
  • Nivel experts: Prof. Cordula Wagner PhD
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Wagner, C. Project DUQuE. From: [Last update 05-July-2021; consulted on 17-May-2022]. URL: