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National quality model for equal care

Reference number
Coordinator RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - RISE Mätteknik, Stockholm
Funding from Vinnova SEK 480 000
Project duration April 2018 - December 2018
Status Completed
Venture Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Call Challenge-Driven Innovation - Stage 1 Initiation 2018 (spring)

Purpose and goal

In the long term, the project aims to establish a national model for quality measurement in elderly care. The main focus of this pre-study project of 7 months has been to analyse the current situation, perform needs assessment and identify the way forward. This has been implemented and summarized in the final report with appendices. Among other things, it has been found that the user´s perspective is considered particularly important to capture and this is not done in a sufficient way today.

Expected results and effects

With a national quality measurement model, society can steer towards outcome instead of services performed and achieve a more equal quality in elderly care. In order for the measurement to succeed, data collection needs to be an integrated part of the day for professionals and elderly, methods need to really capture the older persons perspective, quality-assured measurement technology needs to be applied and measurement uncertainties reported. Furthermore, there is a need for easy-to-use, context-dependent support for interpretation of results for business development.

Planned approach and implementation

The project has primarily worked with mapping existing measurements in Swedish as well as international context through literature search and inquiries via research networks. In addition, discussions have been held with private and public actors linked to elderly care and quality measurement. The project group has included experts in i) elderly care, and ii) measurement technology. The group has been geographically divided and met physically on three occasions, which have been very valuable for knowledge exchange.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 8 January 2019

Reference number 2018-00394

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