This paper describes the development and testing of a European version of the Appropriateness Evaulation Protocol (AEP).
It stemmed from the original U.S. version and the multiple adaptations and modifications made previously and separately by researchers in European countries.
The group was particularly concerned with developing a common list of reasons for inappropriate admissions and days of stay, since the principal goal was to enable an understanding of inappropriate hospital use and potential solutions within local health and social care systems.
Developing a common EU-AEP included several steps.
First, each national instrument was translated from the national language to English.
These back translations were compared with each other and with the US-AEP.
A working group analyzed the content of the lists of reasons published in the literature and proposed a novel conceptual approach.
On the basis of workshop discussions, a draft of a common European version was circulated to each participant for agreement.
In the EU-AEP, the clinical criteria for the appropriateness of admission include 10 related to patient condition and five to clinical services.
The criteria for the appropriateness of days of care include 10 covering medical services, six for life support/nursing services, and eight related to patient condition. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Europe, Evaluation, Hôpital, Admission hôpital, Durée, Version revisée, Version étrangère, Hospitalisation, Service santé, Etude comparative, Système santé, Appropriateness Evaluation protocol, Journée hospitalisation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Europe, Evaluation, Hospital, Hospital admission, Duration, Revised drafting, Foreign language version, Hospitalization, Health service, Comparative study, Health system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0343966
Code Inist : 002B30A04B. Création : 14/12/1999.