Work Packages

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WP 1: Coordination of the project (Jaume Marrugat, IMAS-IMIM)
This work-package includes all the tasks and actions necessary to coordinate the ensemble of jobs involved in the project-component work-packages.

WP 2: Dissemination of the results (Marina Torre, ISS)
The aim of this WP is to define the diffusion policy and to carry out the dissemination of the results. The dissemination activities will include to making the results of the project available both as scientific and informative publications for scientists, policy makers, stakeholders and citizens.

WP 3: Evaluation of the project (Christa Meisinger, HMGU)
This work package will support the project performance by monitoring the adherence to the timetable of the scheduled milestones and deliverables, to monitor the response of the invited European hospitals to register and use the benchmark functions once these function have been established, to provide data on the project performance for the external evaluation by a Scientific Advisor Committee.

WP 4: Hospital benchmarking function development and validation (Jaume Marrugat, IMAS-IMIM)
This work-package seeks to validating and perfecting a key instrument to improve the quality of health care, that consists of benchmarking the European hospitals’ performance in terms of in-hospital case fatality in patients undergoing a number of cardiovascular procedures and in the general management of myocardial infarction and unstable angina. In EUPHORIC (DG SANCO2003 134) project we successfully wound up with a set of functions predictive of European Hospital performance in terms of management of coronary heart disease patients and some procedure used in their admission. The functions worked quite well in preliminary testing. Under this new EURHOBOP (EAHC 2008 13 12) project we will be validating the models on real life data from a large number of hospitals and testing the possibility of including other variables of severity.

WP 5: Analysis of the availability of severity measurements in administrative data (Jean Ferrières, AEPMCV)
The feasibility of collecting and the relevance of including various indicators of severity in the benchmarking models will be tested in this work-package. To be useful and generalized, benchmarking functions need to be simple but accurate. One of the strongest determinants of in-hospital mortality are severity factors. We will analyze the better candidates to be used in our functions in terms of simplicity.

WP 6: Gender inequalities assessment ("Effect modification by gender in outcome studies") (Marina Davoli, DEASL)
In the project we will take advantage of the collected data to determine whether ACS outcomes differ by gender by different exposures and, in particular, to investigate the role of gender as an effect modifier of acute coronary syndrome outcomes.

WP 7: Cost analysis of procedures (Unto Häkkinen, THL)
The cost of managing myocardial infarction (MI) and unstable angina pectoris (UA) is also among the aims of EURHOBOP project. In particular we seek to compare procedure cost by hospital complexity level, by country and by performance in terms of outcome achieved. In addition, to take into account the patients’ severity characteristics. The aim is to calculate the cost of hospital care for selected coronary patients and procedures and relate them to short term outcome (in hospital mortality).

WP 8: Benchmarking testing with hospital real life data (Pascal Garel, HOPE)
The general objective of this work package is to determine whether the distribution of expected outcomes fits the observed distribution in a large number of European Hospitals. To do so a large number of hospitals is needed. Two actions describe well this job: to identify the ways to reach hospitals and to engage them voluntarily to contribute to this important task with their databases.