Supporting innovative person-centred care in financially constrained environments: The we care exploratory health laboratory evaluation strategy
AuthorsLloyd, Helen M.
Rogers, Heather L.
Buttigieg, Sandra C.
Lewandowski, Roman Andrzej
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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.
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
Source:International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2020, 17, 9
- COST (AGA-CA15222-1-4) “European network for cost containment and improved quality of care”, COST15222
- The Centre for Person-Centred Care at the University of Gothenburg (wwwGPCC.gu.se), Sweden.
- National Science Centre, Poland (Grant Number: 2015/17/B/HS4/02747)