Expected outcomes

The expected outcomes of the HoNCAB project are the following:

  • Establishment of a knowledge management system consisting of: a system to receive feedback from cross-border patients, in order to obtain their perspective and investigate their satisfaction with the reimbursement process and the quality of care received and a web-based application to be used by hospitals to collect and exchange relevant information, on the basis of a pre-defined set of variables.
  • Obtain information on the main problems faced by hospitals when it comes to payment of care for cross-border patients, the impact of cross-border care in financial terms and compare differences between Diagnoses Related Groups (DRGs) categories and tariffs.
  • Set up a pilot Network of Hospitals, designed to grow over time, with the aim to share between Member States practical experiences, problems and solutions related to cross-border care.
  • Based on the findings of the project, publish a Compendium of results for policy makers and a Handbook for Hospitals.