IBenC – Identifying best practices for care-dependent elderly by benchmarking costs and outcomes of community care
What aims and scope
To identify best practices in community care delivery for dependent elderly by benchmarking the cost-effectiveness of health care systems and taking into account the costs and quality of care, and organisation of European community care groups.
How it became possible
IBenC capitalised on a standardised instrument, the Resident Assessment Instrument for Home Care (interRAI-HC). This tool has been used in routine care provisioning to assess patient outcomes, care use and quality of care.
Building on existing data from the former FP5 project AdHOC (n=4010) and new data collection (n≥2750), the project developed a novel method to benchmark community care organisations. In other words, the quality and cost of community care would be compared in one measurement.
Based on the interRAI-HC, a summary measure for organisation performance per quality indicators was developed. The interRAI-HC was validated for cost-of-care assessments from a societal perspective. To enable an in-depth interpretation of the best-performing practices, the project rigorously studied the contexts and characteristics of community care organisations.
Where EHMA delivered
As a supporting partner for communications and dissemination activities, EHMA promoted the project to inform and involve potential users and stakeholder groups such as conferences and events.
The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement number 242189. This page and the publications contained herein only reflect the author’s views. The European Union is not liable for any use that might be made of the information contained in this page and publications.
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