Conceptual framework to review integrated chronic care for multi-morbidity models and select promising projects


  1. To develop a conceptual framework to describe and evaluate ICC models for multi-morbidity.
  2. To develop criteria to identify promising ICC multi-morbidity projects.
  3. To score and rank ICC multi-morbidity projects in the partner countries and several other countries (i.e., Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, and Israel) on these criteria.
  4. To select 16 most promising ICC multi-morbidity projects.


The conceptual framework will be developed through a systematic review, re-analysis of results from previous and current projects, exploration of grey literature, and a survey among project partners. The same approaches will be used to identify promising ICC multi-morbidity projects. The conceptual framework will be used to create a method by which to score and select these projects. We will strive to select 16 projects on the basis of the criteria ranking as well as on their ‘evaluability’. The aim is to include 2 projects from each partner country, which will be studied and described in detail in WP2 and evaluated in WP5.


Technical University Berlin (TUB), Department of Health Care Management, Germany

Other partners involved:

  • Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), Department of Economics and Finance, Austria
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM), Netherlands
  • University of Bergen (UiB), Department of Economics, Norway
  • Syreon Research Institute (SRI), Hungary
  • University of Manchester (UNIMAN), Manchester Centre for Health Economics (MCHE), United Kingdom
  • Agency for Quality and Accreditation in Health Care and Social Welfare (AAZ), Department for Development, Research and HTA, Croatia
  • Consorci Institut D’Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Spain