Fachgebiet Management im Gesundheitswesen

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Exploring the determinants of health and wellbeing in communities living in proximity to coal seam gas developments in regional Queensland

Mactaggart, Fiona ; McDermott, Liane ; Tynan, Anna ; Gericke, Christian A. (2017)

Background There is some concern that coal seam gas mining may affect health and wellbeing through changes in social determinants such as living and working conditions, local economy and the environment. The onward impact of these conditions on health and wellbeing is often not monitored to the same degree as direct environmental health impacts in the mining context, but merits attention. This...

Paying for hospital care: the experience with implementing activity-based funding in five European countries

O'Reilly, Jacqueline ; Busse, Reinhard ; Häkkinen, Unto ; Or, Zeynep ; Street, Andrew ; Wiley, Miriam (2012)

Following the US experience, activity-based funding has become the most common mechanism for reimbursing hospitals in Europe. Focusing on five European countries (England, Finland, France, Germany and Ireland), this paper reviews the motivation for introducing activity-based funding, together with the empirical evidence available to assess the impact of implementation. Despite differences in th...

Integrated diabetes care delivered by patients

Struckmann, Verena ; Barbarella, Francesco ; Dimova, Antoniya ; Ginneken, Ewout van (2017)

Increasing numbers of persons are living with multiple chronic diseases and unmet medical needs in Bulgaria. The Bulgarian ‘Diabetic care’ non-profit (DCNPO) programme aims to provide comprehensive integrated care focusing on people with diabetes and their co-morbidities. Methods: The DCNPO programme was selected as one of eight ‘high potential’ programmes in the Innovating Care for People ...

Health technology assessment of medical devices in europe: processes, practices, and methods

Fuchs, Sabine ; Olberg, Britta ; Panteli, Dimitra ; Busse, Reinhard (2016)

Objectives: To review and compare current Health Technology Assessment (HTA) activities for medical devices (MDs) across European HTA institutions. Methods: A comprehensive approach was adopted to identify institutions involved in HTA in European countries. We systematically searched institutional Web sites and other online sources by using a structured tool to extract information on the role a...

Taxonomy of medical devices in the logic of health technology assessment

Henschke, Cornelia ; Panteli, Dimitra ; Perleth, Matthias ; Busse, Reinhard (2015)

Objectives: The suitability of general HTA methodology for medical devices is gaining interest as a topic of scientific discourse. Given the broad range of medical devices, there might be differences between groups of devices that impact both the necessity and the methods of their assessment. Our aim is to develop a taxonomy that provides researchers and policy makers with an orientation tool o...

Considering equity in health technology assessment: an exploratory analysis of agency practices

Panteli, Dimitra ; Kreis, Julia ; Busse, Reinhard (2015)

Objectives: Equity is one of the founding principles in most healthcare systems. Financial constraints entail an increased risk of exacerbating inequities and a greater need for evidence-based decisions. It is, therefore, both important and timely to enquire how equity can be addressed in health technology assessment (HTA) practice. We aimed to explore related practices from a broad range of HT...

How health technology assessment agencies address the issue of unpublished data

Kreis, Julia ; Panteli, Dimitra ; Busse, Reinhard (2014)

Objectives: Reporting bias potentially threatens the validity of results in health technology assessment (HTA) reports. Our study aimed to explore policies and practices of HTA agencies regarding strategies to include previously unpublished data in their assessments, focusing on requests to industry for unpublished data. Methods: We included international HTA agencies with publicly available me...

Diagnosis-Related Groups for Stroke in Europe: Patient Classification and Hospital Reimbursement in 11 Countries

Peltola, Mikko ; Quentin, Wilm (2013)

Background: Diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) are increasingly being used for various purposes in many countries. However, there are no studies comparing different DRG systems in the care of stroke. As part of the EuroDRG project, researchers from 11 countries (i.e. Austria, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and Spain) compared how their DRG syst...

Prevalence, patterns and predictors of nursing care left undone in European hospitals: results from the multicountry cross-sectional RN4CAST study

Ausserhofer, Dietmar ; Zander, Britta ; Busse, Reinhard ; Schubert, Maria ; De Geest, Sabina ; Rafferty, Anne Marie ; Ball, Jane ; Scott, Anne ; Kinnunen, Juha ; Heinen, Maud ; Strømseng Sjetne, Ingeborg ; Moreno-Casbas, Teresa ; Kózka, Maria ; Lindqvist, Rikard ; Diomidous, Marianna ; Bruyneel, Luk ; Sermeus, Walter ; Aiken, Linda H ; Schwendimann, René (2013)

BACKGROUND: Little is known of the extent to which nursing-care tasks are left undone as an international phenomenon. AIM: The aim of this study is to describe the prevalence and patterns of nursing care left undone across European hospitals and explore its associations with nurse-related organisational factors. METHODS: Data were collected from 33 659 nurses in 488 hospitals across 12 European...

Restricting access to the NHS for undocumented migrants is bad policy at high cost

Keith, Lilana ; van Ginneken, Ewout (2015)

Charging migrants for access to health services will not reduce strain on the NHS, say Lilana Keith and Ewout van Ginneken

Medical savings accounts: Singapore's non-solution to healthcare costs

McKee, Martin ; Busse, Reinhard (2013)

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The Baltic states: building on 20 years of health reforms

van Ginneken, Ewout ; Habicht, Jarno ; Murauskiene, Liubove ; Behmane, Daiga ; Mladovsky, Philipa (2012)

The Baltic States are recovering from a crisis as deep as Greece’s. Van Ginneken and colleagues suggest that the crisis has provided an opportunity to improve efficiency and equity, although concerns about financial sustainability and the impact on public health remain

Patient safety, satisfaction, and quality of hospital care: cross sectional surveys of nurses and patients in 12 countries in Europe and the United States

Aiken, Linda H. ; Sermeus, Walter ; Van den Heede, Koen ; Sloane, Douglas M. ; Busse, Reinhard ; McKee, Martin ; Bruyneel, Luk ; Rafferty, Anne Marie ; Griffiths, Peter ; Moreno-Casbas, Maria Teresa ; Tishelman, Carol ; Scott, Anne ; Brzostek, Tomasz ; Kinnunen, Juha ; Schwendimann, Rene ; Heinen, Maud ; Zikos, Dimitris ; Sjetne, Ingeborg S. ; Smith, Herbert L. ; Kutney-Lee, Aann (2012)

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether hospitals with a good organisation of care (such as improved nurse staffing and work environments) can affect patient care and nurse workforce stability in European countries. DESIGN Cross sectional surveys of patients and nurses. SETTING: Nurses were surveyed in general acute care hospitals (488 in 12 European countries; 617 in the United States); patients were ...

Major challenges ahead for Hungarian healthcare

Gaal, Peter ; Szigeti, Szabolcs ; Panteli, Dimitra ; Gaskins, Matthew ; van Ginneken, Ewout (2011)

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How to meet the challenge of ageing populations

Fahy, Nick ; McKee, Martin ; Busse, Reinhard ; Grundy, Emily (2011)

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'Know before you go': information-seeking behaviour of German patients receiving health services abroad in light of the provisions of Directive 2011/24/EU

Panteli, Dimitra ; Wagner, Caroline ; Verheyen, Frank ; Busse, Reinhard (2015)

Objective While Directive 2011/24/EU on cross-border patient mobility makes specific provisions in relation to information availability and accessibility, little empirical evidence exists to guide best practice. This paper explores the information-seeking behaviour of German patients who received planned care abroad. Methods A postal survey among German patients treated in other European countr...

Enforcing enrollment in health insurance exchanges: evidence from the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Germany

van Ginneken, Ewout ; Rice, Thomas (2015)

Experience from the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Germany suggests that there may be a looming problem concerning uninsured individuals and defaulters that could derail coverage projection numbers in the United States under the Affordable Care Act. In those countries, the young, people with migrant backgrounds, and those with lower incomesprecisely the groups the Affordable Care Act is seeking ...