Supporting innovative person-centred care in financially constrained environments: The we care exploratory health laboratory evaluation strategy

Helen M. Lloyd, Inger Ekman, Heather L. Rogers, Vítor Raposo, Paulo Melo, Valentina D. Marinkovic, Sandra C. Buttigieg, Einav Srulovici, Roman Andrzej Lewandowski, Nicky Britten

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Abstract

The COST CARES project aims to support healthcare cost containment and improve healthcare quality across Europe by developing the research and development necessary for person-centred care (PCC) and health promotion. This paper presents an overview evaluation strategy for testing ‘Exploratory Health Laboratories’ to deliver these aims. Our strategy is theory driven and evidence based, and developed through a multi-disciplinary and European-wide team. Specifically, we define the key approach and essential criteria necessary to evaluate initial testing, and on-going large-scale implementation with a core set of accompanying methods (metrics, models, and measurements). This paper also outlines the enabling mechanisms that support the development of the “Health Labs” towards innovative models of ethically grounded and evidenced-based PCC.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3050
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume17
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 28 Apr 2020

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Keywords

  • Complex intervention
  • Cost containment
  • Ethically grounded
  • Evaluation
  • Evidence-based model
  • Patient-centred care
  • Person centred care
  • Person-centred care
  • Quality of care
  • We-CARE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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