Quality and cost-effectiveness in long-term care and dependency prevention

PIs of the Swedish part of the project: Lennarth Johansson, lennarth.johansson@ki.se and Pär Schön, par.schon@ki.se

The Stockholm Gerontology Research Center is the Swedish partner in an international project funded by the European Union that studies 1) quality and cost-effectiveness in long-term care and 2) dependency prevention. The project, which started in 2016 and runs until 2018, includes 12 European Union countries: Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, and Sweden.

The overarching objectives of the network are to maximize learning from other countries and to exchange knowledge between them. To meet these overall objectives, the network will assess, synthesize, and present evidence about the following five key themes in a “policy-friendly” way:

  1. Disability trends
  2. Reducing dependency
  3. Unpaid carers
  4. New models of care
  5. Maximizing coordination

Each country has compiled an initial national report, which is now published on the project’s website: www.cequa.org.

The website also includes a number of policy summaries on various current reforms and development work from the participating countries. The next publications on the website will be joint reports on themes 2-5.

The project is funded by a European Union grant (agreement No VS/2015/0276).