Deliverable 8.2: Feasibility of a web based benchmarking tool for community care organisations including technical and user requirements

Calabro’ M., Van Hout H., Khan U., Hameleers M., on behalf of the IBenC consortium

The aim of this study is to explore the feasibility of an interactive web based benchmarking tool on community care, which would ‘transfer’ online the benchmarking method developed by the IBenC Consortium.To provide a complete overview on the feasibility of the web based tool, the study has been structured in the most comprehensive way, covering general requirements and development processes, definition of a possible tool architecture, an analysis of an already developed comparable web benchmarking tool, stakeholder feedbacks and identification of possible challenges and points of attention.

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Deliverable 7.1: Identification of best practices – IBenC Method

van der Roest, H.G., on behalf o the IBenC consortium.

This report describes the method developed within the project to identify best practices of community care for care-dependent elderly by benchmarking their efficiency, taking into account costs of care utilisation from a societal perspective and quality of care.

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Publication: Social and functional health of home care clients with different levels of cognitive impairments

Garms-Homolová, V.; Nanna Notthoff, Declercq, A.; van der Roest, H.G.; Onder, G.; Jónsson, P. & van Hout, H., Aging & Mental Health, DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2016.1247426, 2016

The ability to manage one’s life with some degree of independence, to fulfill basic obligations, and to participate in social activities are social functions that delineate the core of ‘social health’. The article examine to what extent clients of community care in Europe (n = 2884) complete such activities despite their cognitive problems. We focus on mildly and moderately impaired people, aged 65+ years.

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Milestone 18: Identification of organisational community care models for older persons: Summary

 

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Van Eenoo L., Declercq A., van der Roest, H.G., van Hout, H.P.J., on behalf of the IBenC consortium, Identification of organisational community care models for older persons: Summary, IBenC consortium, 2016

 

Publication: Convergent validity of the interRAI-HC for societal costs estimates in comparison with the RUD Lite instrument in community dwelling older adults

van Lier L.I., van der Roest H. G. , van Hout, H.P.J., Van Eenoo L., Onder G., Declerq, A., Garms-Homolová,V., Finne-Soveri H., Jónsson P.V., Hertogh C.M.P.M , Bosmans, J.E., BMC Health Services Research, 2016

The interRAI-Home Care (interRAI-HC) instrument is commonly used in routine care to assess care and service needs, resource utilisation and health outcomes of community dwelling home care clients. Potentially, the interRAI-HC can also be used to calculate societal costs in economic evaluations. The purpose of this study was to assess the convergent validity of the interRAI-HC instrument in comparison with the RUD Lite instrument for the calculation of societal costs among care-dependent community dwelling older adults.

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Milestone 16: Benchmark community care models for care-dependent older persons on costs of care

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Van Lier, L.I., van der Roest, H.G., van Hout, H.P.J., Garms-Homolová,V., Declerq, A., Bosmans, J.E., Benchmark community care models for care-dependent older persons on costs of care, IBenC consortium, 2016

 

Publication: Substantial between-country differences in organising community care for older people in Europe – a review

Van Eenoo L., Declercq A., Onder G., Finne-Soveri H., Garms-Homolová V., Jónsson P.V., Dix O., Smit J.H., van Hout H., van der Roest H., Substantial between-country differences in organising community care for older people in Europe – a review, The European Journal of Public Health, September 2015

Published in The European Journal of Public Health, This article aims to compare the context, regulations and conditions for community care delivery for care-dependent older people in six European countries in order to provide more insight into existing differences in community care organisation in Europe and the populations they address.

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Milestone 15: Validity of the interRAI-HC formal and informal care utilisation measurement and cost estimates

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Van Lier, L.I., van der Roest, H.G., van Eenoo, L., Declercq, A., van Hout, H.P.J., Bosmans, J.E., Validity of the interRAI-HC formal and informal care utilisation measurement and cost estimates, IBenC consortium, 2015

The interRAI-Home Care (interRAI-HC) is used in routine care to assess health outcomes and resource utilisation of community dwelling home care recipients. The interRAI-HC can potentially serve as input for the calculation of societal cost of care utilisation in economic evaluations. However, to estimate societal costs extrapolations of resources utilisation items is necessary. It is unclear whether this results in valid societal costs estimates. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the convergent validity of the interRAI-HC instrument in comparison to the RUD-Lite instrument for the measurement of formal and informal resource utilisation among care-dependent community dwelling older adults from six European countries.

 

Deliverable / Publication:  Quality of care in European home care programs using the second generation interRAI Home Care Quality Indicators (HCQIs)

Foebel A.D., van Hout, H.P.J., van der Roest H. G., Topinkova E., Garms-Homolová,V., Frijters D., Finne-Soveri H., Jónsson P.V., Hirdes J.P., Bernabei R., Onder G., BMC Geriatrics, 2015

Evaluating the quality of care provided to older individuals is a key step to ensure that needs are being met and to target interventions to improve care. To this aim, interRAI’s second-generation home care quality indicators (HCQIs) were developed in 2013. This study assesses the quality of home care services in six European countries using these HCQIs as well as the two derived summary scales.

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Deliverable no 5.1: Costing guideline for use in cross-European health economic evaluations

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Van Lier, L., Bosmans, J.E., Garms-Homolová, V., Declercq, A., van Hout, H.P.J., van der Roest, H.G., Costing guideline for use in cross-European health economic evaluations, IBenC consortium, 2015

In the past years, it has become more and more important to show the added value of new health care interventions before they are regularly reimbursed. An important criterion in this decision is whether the additional clinical effects associated with implementing such a new intervention are worth the additional investments needed. This kind of information is provided by economic evaluations. However, many different guidelines for the execution of economic evaluations exist making comparisons between countries and international economic evaluations difficult. This guideline aims to improve the comparability and execution of international economic evaluations by providing a set of consensus-based guideline recommendations for the measurement and valuation of resource utilization and lost productivity from a societal perspective. This guideline will support researchers and policy makers when performing international economic evaluations. The first test of the guideline will be the practical application in the IBenC study where the societal costs of community care models in six countries will be estimated.

 

Delphy study on a costing guidelinefeedback report Round 2

Feedback report of the second round of a Delphi study on a European costing guideline (WP5)

 

Delphi study on a costing guidelinefeedback report Round 1

Feedback report of the first round of a Delphi study on a European costing guideline (WP5)

 

Report D6.1: Review on the structure of community care of the six participating countries and their benchmarking practices Van Eenoo, L.; Declercq, A.; Van der Roest, H.; Van Hout, H. – on behalf of the IBenC consortium

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The overall aim of IBenC project is to identify best practices in community care delivery for care dependent community dwelling elderly people by benchmarking the cost-effectiveness of community care delivery systems across Europe. To understand why some organisations and health care systems provide better quality of care than others, studying the micro (client), meso (organisation) and macro (policy) levels is equally important. This report focuses on the macro level of care delivery and reviews and compares the context, regulations and conditions for community care system delivery to care dependent elderly in countries that participate in IBenC (Belgium, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy and the Netherlands).