The MARQuIS Project was funded by the European Commission (project details, including partners, here).
The objectives of the MARQuIS project were to research and compare different quality improvement (QI) policies and strategies in healthcare systems across the member states of the European Union (EU), and to consider their potential value when patients cross borders to receive healthcare. This research was intended to enable an evaluation of the need for, and development of, formal quality procedures at the EU level for healthcare services.
The project aimed to :
CONTRIBUTION TO POLICY DEVELOPMENT:
Below you can find documents, articles and links relevant to the Project.
Cross-border care and healthcare quality improvement in Europe: the MARQuIS research project - Editorial by R Sunol, P Garel and A Jacquerye (BMJ Journal Qual Saf Health Care 2009)
Quality Requirements for Cross-Border Care - A Qualitative Study; Oliver Groene.
Volume and diagnosis: an approach to cross-border care in eight European countries - Vallejo et al (BMJ article)
Impact of quality strategies on hospital outputs - Sunol et al (BMJ article)
Implementation of patient safety strategies in European hospitals - Sunol et al (BMJ article)
National quality improvement policies and strategies in European healthcare systems - Spencer & Walshe (BMJ article)
Developing a quality improvement maturity index for hospitals - Rupp, Lombarts et al
Application of Quality Improvement Strategies in European Hospitals - Rupp, Lombarts et al
An Approach to Cross-Border Care in 8 European Countries - Vallejo, Sunol et al
Clinical Governance & Practice in European Hospitals - Charles D Shaw
Cross-Border Care: Patient, Professionals & Financiers' Perspectives - Groene, van Beek, Klazinga et al
Learning from MARQuIS - Shaw, Sunol et al
MARQuIS - FINAL REPORT - Sunol and Vallejo.