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Author Palm, W

Title Building European Reference Networks in Health Care : Exploring Concepts and National Practices in the European Union
Published Geneva : World Health Organization, 2013


Description 1 online resource (97 pages)
Series Observatory Studies Series
Observatory studies series.
Contents Cover; Title; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; About the editors; List of tables and boxes; List of abbreviations; Introduction and objectives; Mapping national practices and experiences; Discussion and preliminary conclusions; References; Annex I: Some examples of (European) reference networks; Annex II: Overview table
Summary Under the European Directive on the application of patients' rights in cross-border health care the development of European reference networks was promoted as one of the prime areas for cross-border cooperation among Member States. These networks are meant to improve access to and provision of high-quality health care to all patients who have conditions requiring a concentration of specialized resources or expertise. At the same time they could act as focal points for medical training and research information dissemination and evaluation especially for rare diseases. The idea of pooling resour
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Subject Health status indicators -- Utilization -- Europe
Medical care -- Europe
Medical care, Cost of -- Europe
Health services administration.
Information storage and retrieval systems.
Social ecology.
Medicine -- Data processing.
Medical informatics.
Medical care.
National health services.
Social sciences.
Medical referral.
Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation
Patient Care Management
Health Services Administration
Geographic Locations
Professional Practice
Community Health Services
Information Systems
Social Environment
Medical Informatics Applications
Delivery of Health Care
Health Services
Medical Informatics
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services
Social Sciences
Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena
Information Science
Community Networks
Organization and Administration
Referral and Consultation
Patient Care Management -- methods
State Medicine
Patient Care
information retrieval services.
information storage.
human ecology.
social sciences.
Social sciences
Social ecology
National health services
Medicine -- Data processing
Medical referral
Medical informatics
Information storage and retrieval systems
Health services administration
Medical care
Medical care, Cost of
Subject Europe
Form Electronic book
Author Palm, W., Contributor
Palm, W., editor
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Content Provider.
European Commission. Directorate General for Health & Consumers, Content Provider.
ISBN 9289002778