Improving the quality of care for people with chronic diseases: translating recommendations to practice

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Introduction. Aim of this paper is to present a guide for translating to practice an evidence-based set of Quality Criteria and Recommendations (QCR) to promote the implementation of policies and practices in the field of health promotion, disease prevention and care for people with chronic diseases.
Methods. The guide is based on real-world experiences of eight European pilot actions using QCR as a framework for practice design, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. All partners implemented their respective practices by following the same agreed process.
Results. The implementation method was summarized in seven steps where each of one outline a particular phase of the process. The guide provides a step-by-step tutorial for the implementation of QCR.
Conclusions. Practical experiences from the pilot actions show the potential value of using the QCR in designing and implementing practices to improve the quality of care for people with chronic diseases.

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Marina Maggini - Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Roma, Italia

Bruno Caffari

Dejan Bahc - National Institute of Public Health Slovenia, Trubarjeva 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Angela Giusti - Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Roma, Italia

Lyudmil Ninov - 3 European Patients’ Forum, Chaussée d’Etterbeek 180, Brussels, Belgium

Denis Oprešnik - National Institute of Public Health Slovenia, Trubarjeva 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Flavia Pricci - ISS, Rome, Italy

Emanuela Salvi - Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Roma, Italia

David Somekh - European Health Future Forum, Edergole Dromahair Co. Leitrim, Republic of Ireland

Valentina Strammiello - European Patients’ Forum, Chaussée d’Etterbeek 180, Brussels, Belgium

Marika Villa - Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Roma, Italia

Jelka Zaletel - National Institute of Public Health Slovenia, Trubarjeva 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Maggini, M. ., Caffari , B. ., Bahc, D. ., Giusti, A. ., Ninov, L. ., Oprešnik, D. ., … Zaletel, J. . (2022). Improving the quality of care for people with chronic diseases: translating recommendations to practice. Annali dell’Istituto Superiore Di Sanità, 58(1), 67–72. Retrieved from https://annali.iss.it/index.php/anna/article/view/1430
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