The increased demand for long-term care has raised concerns about the sustainability of current funding arrangements in long-term care. In response to these concerns, countries have sought to improve the integration of health and long-term care, tap into the resources provided by informal carers, enhance personalization and person-centred care and improve prevention. The question remains however: which of the current policies and initiatives in each of these areas offers the best outcomes for the resources invested?
There are already a wealth of studies and evaluations carried out, whose findings, however, do not always trickle down to policy-makers and practitioners. Against this backdrop it is important to review existing evidence and derive policy recommendations.
To carry out a synthesis of existing evidence on cost-effectiveness of interventions in long-term care around 5 themes:
The project partners will review existing evidence through rapid reviews and case studies (the latter will include expert interviews) in each of the 5 themes mentioned above. The evidence gathered will feed into a modelling exercise to assess the cost-effectiveness of promising interventions identified in each theme. The project will also build a website repository of good practices to further the exchange of knowledge between European countries.
The team of the European Centre are co-coordinators of the themes innovative care models and technologies and integrated care provision.
Country chapters covering findings on each of the above-mentioned themes
Rapid reviews of existing evidence
In-depth analysis of promising initiatives
Thematic reports summarizing evidence and policy developments for each theme