Quality evaluation / Projects

Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Benchmarking comprehensive cancer care that provides interdisciplinary treatment for patients, and yield examples of best practice in comprehensive cancer care [BENCH-CAN]
The general objective of BENCH-CAN is to benchmark comprehensive cancer care & yield best practice examples in a way that contributes to improving the quality of interdisciplinary patient treatment. T...
The general objective of BENCH-CAN is to benchmark comprehensive cancer care & yield best practice examples in a way that contributes to improving the quality of interdisciplinary patient treatment. To achieve this, the project addresses 6 specific objectives:

1. To collect, compare and align by consensus formation the standards, recommendations and accreditation criteria of comprehensive cancer care in selected European countries.
2. To review and refine a benchmarking tool that can be applied to comprehensive cancer care through interdisciplinary patient treatment.
3. To pilot the benchmark tool with particular attention to operations management and best clinical practice.
4. To maximise knowledge exchange and sharing of best practice between providers of comprehensive cancer care in member states and regions.
5. To ensure compatibility of the benchmarking tools with existing cancer care resources and services.
6. To ensure the sustainability and longer-term benefits of the project.

Start date: 01/04/2013 - End date: 01/07/2016

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2012)
Topic: Quality evaluation
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
European network for central hypoventilation syndromes : Optimizing health care to patients [EU-CHS]
The ECHS project aims to optimize health care to patients with CHS in Europe. Central hypoventilation syndromes (CHS) are extremely rare disorders of central autonomic respiratory control and global d...
The ECHS project aims to optimize health care to patients with CHS in Europe. Central hypoventilation syndromes (CHS) are extremely rare disorders of central autonomic respiratory control and global dysfunction of autonomous nervous system. CHS include a heterogeneous group of not fully characterized diseases. Severe chronic central hypoventilation is the hallmark and the most life-threatening feature. Treatment requires advanced techniques of ventilation support (positive pressure ventilation, chest shell ventilation, phrenic nerve pacing, diaphragm pacing) during lifetime. However, currently large disparities exist in access to diagnosis and treatment across Europe while long-term outcomes are unknown.
Start date: 01/06/2009 - End date: 01/06/2012

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2008)
Topic: Quality evaluation
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
European Network for Highly Infectious Diseases [EuroNHID]
The general objective of the EuroNHID project will be to create a network of centres identified, in the participating European Member States, as high isolation units (HIUs) or reference hospitals invo...
The general objective of the EuroNHID project will be to create a network of centres identified, in the participating European Member States, as high isolation units (HIUs) or reference hospitals involved in (or planned for be involved in) the care of patients affected by highly infectious diseases (HIDs).
Start date: 01/07/2007 - End date: 01/01/2011

Call: Responding Rapidly And In A Co-Ordinated Fashion To Health Threats (Ht 2006)
Topic: Quality evaluation
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
European Nephrology Quality Improvement Network [Nephro-QUEST]
The project aims to ensure EU-wide dissemination of a high-quality renal replacement therapy data collection.
Start date: 01/09/2007 - End date: 01/09/2010

Call: Health Information (Hi 2006)
Topic: Quality evaluation
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Public Health Innovation and Research in Europe [PHIRE]
The general objective of PHIRE is to contribute to the improvement of public health knowledge and practice across the European Union by assessing the uptake and impact of the first Public Health Progr...
The general objective of PHIRE is to contribute to the improvement of public health knowledge and practice across the European Union by assessing the uptake and impact of the first Public Health Programme (PHP), and by structuring information on public health research and innovation.

PHIRE will make a judgement on the impact in terms of effectiveness, relevance, sustainability and acceptability of the public health programme and propose recommendations for improved effectiveness of current and future health programmes.

The specific objectives are:

1. To characterise six public health actions developed within the first PHP;
2. To determine the uptake of these actions across Europe;
3. To provide an integrated report comparing uptake of actions in different fields;
4. To create a database on national programmes of public health research and innovation;
5. To provide an integrated report on national uptakes of innovation and research
6. To improve collaboration, information sharing and communication among public health researchers and stakeholders by holding two platform meetings.
Start date: 01/09/2010 - End date: 01/03/2013

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2009)
Topic: Quality evaluation