SELFIE: ‘Sustainable intEgrated care modeLs for multi-morbidity: delivery, FInancing and performancE’
SELFIE is a Horizon2020 EU project that will contribute to the current state of knowledge and provide applicable policy advice on integrated care for persons with multi-morbidity.
Currently, over 50 million persons in Europe have more than one chronic disease, and this number will increase dramatically in the near future. As a consequence, health care spending will increase to a staggering 20% of GDP. Multi-morbidity will become the number one threat to population health and economic sustainability of health care systems. New models of care for multi-morbid persons are thus needed.
SELFIE aims to improve person-centered care for persons with multi-morbidity by proposing evidence-based, economically sustainable, integrated chronic care models that stimulate cooperation across health and social care sectors. These models must also be supported by appropriate financing/payment schemes.
There are three main strands of research in the SELFIE project:
SELFIE has 5 main deliverables:
The project is led by prof.dr. Maureen Rutten-van Mölken of the Institute of Health Policy and Management of the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
In the SELFIE project a Stakeholder Advisory Board (SAB) has been installed. Representatives from all ‘5P’ stakeholder groups make up this board:
I. Patients with multi-morbidity,
II. Partners and family members of patients with multi-morbidity who often take the role of informal caregivers,
III.Professionals and organizations who provide health and social care, and professionals who conduct research in this field,
IV.Payers, such as health care budget holders and health insurers, and
V. Policy makers.
Approach: 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. Leading partner: Technical University Berlin (TUB), Department of Health Care Management, Germany Other partners involved: