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European Hospital Benchmarking by Outcomes in Acute Coronary Syndrome Processes

EU Member States constantly act towards improving quality of healthcare systems and tackle the problem of health inequalities among European citizens. Benchmarking the hospital performance is a major instrument to enhance the quality of provided medical services.

The EURHOBOP project met the European priorities regarding health promotion by generating and disseminating information and knowledge in cardiovascular diseases, specifically by setting in-hospital outcome indicators.

The main goal of the project was to provide the European Union with valid standardized monitoring systems that permit European hospitals to benchmark themselves in a ranking of outcomes for procedures used in acute coronary syndrome patient management.

The project was based on the preliminary results obtained in the EUPHORIC ( cardiovascular pilot study and ran from September 2009 to October 2012.