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The European Commission funds the new project Equity-LA II

The impact of alternative care integration strategies on Health Care Networks’ performance in different Latin American health systems

The new research project which continues the Equity-LA aims to evaluate the effectiveness of different care integration strategies in improving coordination and quality of care of health of Integrated Health care Networks (IHN) in different health care system.

The study adopts a quasi-experimental design to evaluate complex interventions, with a participatory action-research approach. Policy makers, health professionals, managers, users and researches will participate in all stages of the project.

The project is expected to contribute to the improvement of the effectiveness, efficiency and equity of Latin American healthcare systems by providing evidence on best practices of care integration.

The institutions participating in the project are: Prince Leopold Instituut Voor Tropische Geneeskunde (Belgium), Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora de Rosario (Colombia), Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira and Fundação Universidade de Pernambuco (Brazil), Universidad de Chile (Chile), Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico), Universidad de Rosario, Instituto de la Salud Juan Lazarte (Argentina), Universidad de la República (Uruguay) and Consorci de Salut i Social de Catalunya (coordinator - Spain).

The project is funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme (FP7): Specific International Cooperation Action (SICA).

 

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