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
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 no 5.1: Costing guideline for use in cross-European health economic evaluations
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 guideline – feedback report Round 2
Feedback report of the second round of a Delphi study on a European costing guideline (WP5)
Delphi study on a costing guideline – feedback 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
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).