LUCID, Low Value of Care in Hospitalized Patients - a National Data Stream on Quality of Care in Swiss university hospitals

Main PIs: Marie Méan (CHUV), Guillaume Obozinski (EPFL)

Project consortium: Christian Lovis (UniGE/HUG), Jean-Louis Raisaro (CHUV), Drahomir Aujesky (Inselspital), Stefano Bassetti (USB), Christophe Meier (USZ), Jerome Stirnemann (HUG), Alexander Leichtle (Inselspital), Christine Baumgartner (Inselspital), Florence Vallelian (USZ), Bram Stieltjes (USB), Oksana Riba Grognuz (EPFL), Florian Rüter (USB), Manuela Eicher (CHUV), Arnaud Chiolero (UniFr), Jérémie Despraz (CHUV)

Project manager: Tommaso Guffi (CHUV)

Data manager: Cyril Matthey-Doret (EPFL)

Executive summary

Goal of the National Data Stream on Quality of Care

National Data Streams (NDS) are set to play an important role in making Swiss healthcare more effective, cost-efficient, data-driven, and evidence-based. Our project will focus on hospital inpatient quality of care and will attempt to find ways of improving healthcare processes in Swiss hospitals. As both the number of patients and the cost of acute care are expected to increase in the future, avoiding healthcare waste, while satisfying inpatients expectations, is key for the Swiss health system. Since value-based healthcare aims at preventing low-value healthcare processes while keeping costs under control through a patient-centered outcome orientation, and within an evidence-based and data-informed framework, our broad objective is to build an NDS permitting to monitor and study the quality of care in Swiss hospitals using existing hospital data and Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs). While the current project will focus on hospitalized patients in medicine who represent the largest part of hospitalizations, the project’s infrastructure and processes are applicable for hospitalized patients from other specialties.

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Lay summary

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Kick-off presentation

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Media coverage on LUCID

C. Grand (8 June 2022). Réduire les soins inappropriés à l’hôpital: le défi du projet LUCID. (in French) https://centrescancer.chuv.ch/actualites/reduire-les-soins-inappropries-a-lhopital-le-defi-du-projet-lucid-1/

L. von Beust (25 August 2022). Ils veulent traquer les soins inutiles prescrits aux patients. 20 Minutes (in French). https://www.20min.ch/fr/story/ils-veulent-traquer-les-soins-inutiles-prescrits-aux-patients-581037828005

 

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