Year 2008 - number 4

Page updated on January 29th, 2009

Euphoric newsletter 
A project funded by European Commission - DG SANCO

The pilot section of the website is updated. The new “Risk adjustment and statistics” pilot is added to the cardiovascular and orthopaedic areas which were previously selected to launch the pilot phase, as stated in work package 5.3. This WP consists of developing a standardized statistical methodology for comparative outcomes evaluation and can be considered a support work package to the two pilots. The aim of this WP is to compare the outcomes of the selected pathologies and procedures in individual hospitals within each European country by using routinely collected data (such as hospital discharge records). Consult the new pilot section.


Highlight the results obtained and share the strategies with a network of stakeholders, institutions, projects and programmes in the health field in the European Union in order to promote their diffusion. These are the aims of the final workshop to be held in Rome at ISS on 11 and 12 December 2008. The programme (pdf 162 kb) involves four work sessions on the first day relating to the outcome indicators obtained and to the respective pilot phases (cardiovascular, orthopaedic and risk adjustment). On the second day, there will be two sessions: one will focus on connections between Euphoric and various other European projects, and the other will focus on disseminating the results and on the future developments of the project. Participation is limited to members of the project work group. Download the final workshop programme (pdf 162 kb).


“The EUPHORIC project: outcome indicators collection in Europe. Results of the second phase (pilot)” and the poster (pdf 563 kb) presented by the Euphoric project during the conference which was organized by the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) in Lisbon on 6 to 8 November 2008. The event, named "i-Health: health and innovation in Europe", was organized in order to share ideas and experiences in Europe which were gained in the health and innovation sectors. Furthermore, it offered the opportunity for political decision makers, health workers, researchers and students to widen their knowledge of the policies and strategies regarding healthcare innovation adopted by the various European countries as well as actively participate in the international debate on this topic. Download Euphoric’s poster (pdf 563 kb).


The material was published from the most recent meetings organized by the Euphoric project’s partners. The minutes of the fifth meeting held in Innsbruck on 26 March 2008 (pdf 21 kb), which discussed the statistical aspects of the project, are available as well as the minutes of the meeting on 27 and 28 March 2008 (pdf 57 kb) during which the progress achieved in each work package, in particular WP 5, was illustrated. The documentation concerning the WP 5.2 meeting, held on 10 September 2008 at Stockholm, is also available on the website. Besides the minutes (pdf 80 kb), the presentations made by P. Doupi (STAKES) on the quality of Finnish registers (pdf 141 kb) and by C. Persson (Karolinska Institutet) on Swedish registers (pdf 200 kb) respectively can be downloaded. Consult all the material.


Reaching the public and patients is essential in the public health context. Therefore, it is one of Euphoric’s main aims to establish links with those interested in the project’s themes so as to build a useful network that disseminates the results obtained. Because of this reason, Euphoric’s website offers a selection of organizations and associations in each nation partner that are involved in solving the problems dealt with by the project. Useful references are supplied for every country relating to the following categories: Ministry of Health, national and regional public health institutes, research institutes in public health, guidelines institutes and patient associations. See all the organizations connected to the Euphoric project for each country.


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The Euphoric project (European public health outcome research and indicators collection) is funded by the European Commission (Directorate General for "Health and Consumers"), under the Programme of community action in the field of public health (2003–2008). It focuses on the strand of action “to improve information and knowledge for the development of public health”. This newsletter was produced by a contractor for Directorate General for "Health and Consumers" and represents the views of the contractor or author. These views have not been adopted or in any way approved by the Commission and do not necessarily represent the view of the Commission or the Directorate General for "Health and Consumers".