Joshua M. Wiener: Quality Assurance Systems for Long-Term Care: An International Perspective
Tuesday 27 June, 2006, 3.00 pm, Vienna, Austria
Seminar Room at the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Berggasse 17, 1090, Vienna
Contact: Manfred Huber
Dr. Joshua M. Wiener
Prof. Dr. Jozef Pacolet
Highlights of the seminar
There is evidence about great variation in quality of long-term care services that often do not meet the expectations of the public, the users of services and their families. Policies to bring quality in long-term care up to expectations include quality assessment and monitoring of outcomes. But long-term care still lags behind acute health care when it comes to measurement and quality improvement strategies. What is the current state of quality assessment in a number of developed countries? What can be learnt from international comparisons in this new field of cross-country research?
Welcome and Introduction (Manfred Huber or Bernd Marin European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research)
Dr. Joshua M. Wiener, PhD, Program Director for Ageing, Disability, and Long-term Care, RTI International, Washington, DC
Comments by Prof. Dr. Jozef Pacolet, Higher Institute of Labour Studies, Social and Economic Policy, Catholic University of Leuven
Discussion from the floor (moderated by Manfred Huber)
End of the Seminar
This seminar was the second in a series of international seminars that are organised at the European Centre.
There will also be a book table at the European Centre before the seminar, so as to introduce European Centre's publications.