Interlinks. Health systems and long-term care for older people in Europe - Modelling the Interface and Links between prevention, rehabilitation, quality of services and informal care (7097)

Début / Fin
01.11.2008 - 31.12.2012
Domaine(s) d'expertise
Politiques sociales, action publique, état social
Rééducation et réadaptation
Vieillesse, fin de vie, mort
Sources de financement
Commission européenne, septième programme-cadre (Health systems and long term care of the elderly))
Gobet Pierre (HETSL)
Hirsch Durrett Elisabeth (HETSL)
Collaboration de
Repetti Marion (HETSL)


The objective of this project is to construct and validate a general model to describe and analyse long-term care (LTC) systems for older people from a European perspective. The particular aspects of the different emerging national models that currently address long-term care needs in Europe will be used to show how the links to health care services, the quality of the LTC services, the incentives for prevention and rehabilitations, and the support for informal carers can be governed and financed to enhance structures, processes and outcomes of LTC systems.

Based on the assumption that LTC systems in Europe have only started to develop at the boundaries of health and social care, the project will focus on the elaboration of concepts, indicators and models for policies and practice at the interfaces and links beteween health systems and LTC. Good practice determinants will be identified and validated across countries.