Person-centred care in Europe: a cross-country comparison of health system performance, strategies and structures

Picker Institute Europe
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Provides an overview of the different approaches taken to providing quality healthcare across Europe, looking specifically at the person-centred care interpretations and strategies taken in England, Italy, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands. The report examines how different national services have chosen to focus on the needs of their users; and have adapted to address financial pressures and efficiency challenges. Within each of the countries reviewed, there is evidence of policy and legislative frameworks addressing, to varying extents, issues related to the quality of person centred care. However, each health system is characterised by its own peculiarities and developments, and there is evidence of differences in the way quality is approached. (Edited publisher abstract)

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comparative studies, health care, person-centred care, cost effectiveness;
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England, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Europe
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