Outcome variation

Thursday, 03.10.2013 | 07:30 - 09:00

Organised by European Collaboration for Health Optimization (ECHO) project

Moving towards safer and more efficient health services – evidence from the ECHO project on systematic variations in healthcare delivery

Quality, access and efficiency of healthcare services are growing concerns in Europe and are at the heart of all debates in health policy-making and management. The European Collaboration for Health Optimization (ECHO) project is an international effort to deliver unique insights in the variation in utilisation, safety, efficiency of health systems and services using both a geographical and hospital approach.

This workshop brings you the first results of the project and shows how the output can result in better decision-making in healthcare. Participants will be engaged in discussions around the best possible uptake of results and how different stakeholders can engage in turning evidence into good decision making.

The session is co-financed by the European Commission in the framework of the 7th Framework Programme (Grant Agreement FP7-health-2009-242189).


Enrique Bernal-Delgado, Head of the Health Services Research Unit, Aragon Health Sciences Institute (IACS)

Jeni Bremner, Director, European Health Management Association (EHMA)

Mark Pearson, Head of the Health Division, OECD

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