Improving the Information Base and Optimising Service Solutions to Support Social Welfare and Healthcare Reform (IMPRO)

Public description of the goals at the beginning of the project

The need to improve information to develop and evaluate health and social care under the ongoing welfare and health care reform in Finland is evident. The aim of this project is by using marker conditions to develop data retrieval systems and analyses to create prototypes to further analyse the health and social care structure, access to services, care pathways, outcomes of care and costs and cost-effectiveness taking into account area level and sociodemographic aspects of clients and population. Marker conditions are selected to represent client groups with different types of common and important health problems, service use needs and patterns. The research team will analyse the situation both before and after the welfare and health care reform to observe the effects of integration. The joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services where the integration of services was done already 1st January, 2017 is used as a pilot area for analyses.

More information

  • Consortium's website
  • Consortium PI Tiina Laatikainen, Professor, University of Eastern Finland, firstname.lastname(at)

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