Evidence synthesis and implementation strategies


  1. To combine results from previous work packages to specify optimal ICC models.
  2. To map the optimal ICC models and financing schemes to different European health care systems.
  3. To develop strategies for implementation and change management.


Elements of the promising ICC projects identified in WP1, evidence from the policy impact analysis of different financing/payment schemes (WP3), and evidence from the empirical evaluation of the promising ICC models in WP5 will be combined. This will result in a series of optimal ICC models that are supported by suitable financing/payment schemes and a performance management tool. We will describe, in detail, the ‘building blocks’ of ICC models that can improve patient experiences, health outcomes, and reduce costs of care. These building blocks will be matched to the different health care systems and context across Europe. The international stakeholder advisory board and the country-specific workshops in the partner countries will review the accuracy of the interpretation of the evidence and the fit between the specific features of an existing health care system and the ICC models. Last, a document describing the appropriate strategies for change management to facilitate the implementation of optimal ICC models will be developed.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM), Netherlands

Other partners involved:

  • Technical University Berlin (TUB), Department of Health Care Management, Germany
  • Consorci Institut D’Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Spain
  • University of Bergen (UiB), Department of Economics, Norway
  • University of Manchester (UNIMAN), Manchester Centre for Health Economics (MCHE), United Kingdom
  • Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), Department of Economics and Finance, Austria