Innovating care for people with multiple chronic conditions in Europe (ICARE4EU)

Duration: March 2013 - June 2016

A growing part of European citizens suffer from more than one chronic illness (‘multimorbidity’). For these people a disease-specific disease management approach is suboptimal. Therefore, European countries want to know more about innovative approaches of multimorbidity management. Integrated care addressing both health and social needs of people with multimorbidity seems to be most appropriate.
This project aims to contribute to the innovation of care for European citizens with multiple chronic conditions by increasing and disseminating knowledge of potentially effective and efficient models of integrated care for people with multiple chronic conditions that are developed and implemented in (parts of) European countries.
ICARE4EU will describe the state of the art in 30 European countries; evaluate current integrated care programmes for people with multimorbidity; identify best practices from different perspectives (patientcentredness, e-health technology, professional involvement and organization, financing system); generate knowledge about conditions for successful management and implementation of integrated care programmes; design a template for future monitoring of the developments in multimorbidity chronic illness care; and disseminate its findings throughout Europe.
During the first year the data collection will start in 30 European countries.
Europese Commissie, DG SanCo
In this project we work together with
Technische Universität Berlin
University of Warwick
University of Eastern Finland
National Institute of Health & Science on Ageing (INRCA; Italië)
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies