Benchmarking / Projects

Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
European Hospital Benchmarking by Outcomes in Acute Coronary Syndrome and Orthopaedic Procedures. [EURHOBOP]
The EURHOBOP project is intended to provide the European Community with valid standardised monitoring systems that permit European hospitals to follow their trends in outcomes, based on the proposed a...
The EURHOBOP project is intended to provide the European Community with valid standardised monitoring systems that permit European hospitals to follow their trends in outcomes, based on the proposed adjusted indicators, and benchmark themselves in a European ranking.
The main focus of EUROHOBOP project is to define a set of in-hospital outcome indicators that determine the quality of health care in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients who are diagnosed at discharge with myocardial infarction (MI) or unstable angina (UA), in the following procedures: coronary angiography, thrombolysis, percutaneous intervention (PCI) and general management of the two conditions.
These indicators were obtained from European population-based MI-UA patient registry databases of more than 27,000 cases (Euro Heart Surveys ACS-I & II, ACSIS 2003 & 2005 and MASCARA 2005). This information permitted us to fit several functions to benchmark hospitals according to their actual in-hospital case-fatality as compared to their expected outcome rates, i.e., those adjusted for country, hospital and average patient characteristics in the index hospital assessed.
Start date: 02/09/2009 - End date: 02/09/2012

Call: Generate And Disseminate Health Information And Knowledge (Hi-2008)
Topic: Benchmarking
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
CHILD - Combating Health Inequalities in Life-threatening Diseases [Bridges for CHILD]
The main objective of the conference is to create a platform for a multi-professional, inter-and trans-disciplinary group of stakeholders with diverse experiences and perspectives on health inequaliti...
The main objective of the conference is to create a platform for a multi-professional, inter-and trans-disciplinary group of stakeholders with diverse experiences and perspectives on health inequalities in the treatment of children with major organ diseases. Prospective participants from old and new MS, candidate MS and Western Balkan countries will be actively invited if they are either actively involved into the high-end care of those severely sick children or passively afflicted by the respective inequalities. By involving highly qualified and experienced people in all areas concerned the conference holder will also be able to ensure overall coverage of matters related to structure, funding and policies.

The conference is intended
- to raise awareness about the extent and consequences of health inequalities and heighten political attention for the different life-expectancy of children with major organ disease
- to identify and spread good practices in high-end care for children with major organ disease by presenting selected best practice examples to the participants and further putting them into practice within the conference working groups
- to articulate and critically reflect existing health inequalities in the field of childhood major organ disease, to provide a list of inequalities and to prioritize them and finally to translate the most striking inequalities into a conference list for urgent actions so to help bridging these differences
- to link existing projects and groups to support and facilitate both local high-end care for children with major organ disease and the access to cross-border health-care, by implementation of a partnering system at the conference
- to foster task forces for future specific European interdisciplinary network projects tackling inequalities in health

To facilitate dialogue within a group of stakeholders with diverse professional and cultural background the conference is designed following the basic model of the "Future Search Method". The conference itself, by providing a multi-professional, inter-and trans-disciplinary platform, is intended as a start for subsequent projects, all of them with the objective to reduce health inequalities in the treatment of children with major organ diseases in new MS, candidate MS and Western Balkan countries.

Start date: 17/11/2011 - End date: 17/11/2012

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2010)
Topic: Benchmarking
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
EU SHIP SANITATION TRAINING NETWORK [SHIPSAN TRAINET]
The project aims at developing and establishing an EU integrated strategy for safeguarding the health of travellers and crew of passenger ships and for preventing the international and trans-national ...
The project aims at developing and establishing an EU integrated strategy for safeguarding the health of travellers and crew of passenger ships and for preventing the international and trans-national spread of diseases through ships.
Start date: 20/11/2008 - End date: 20/10/2011

Call: Responding To Health Threats Rapidly And In A Co-Ordinated Manner (Ht 2007)
Topic: Benchmarking