European Consortium in Healthcare Outcomes

The European Consortium in Healthcare Outcomes and Cost-Benefit research (ECHOUTCOME) is initiating in March 2010 a new European project in the frame of the Seventh Framework Programme of the European commission.

For the first time, this innovative project will compare the health system organizations of the 27 Member States and will study the robustness of health outcomes currently used by health technology assessment authorities in Europe.

The scientific validity of synthetic indicators such as the Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALY), the Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALY) or Healthy Years Equivalent (HYE) will be extensively investigated and recommendations will be proposed to Member States at the end of the project in 2013.

The consortium is composed by experts from Data Mining International (Switzerland), the University of Bocconi (Italy), the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), the French Society of Health Economics (SFES), Cyklad Group (France), Lyon Ingénierie Projets and the Claude Bernard University (France), which coordinates the project.

Dr. Ariel BERESNIAK : Project leader (Data Mining International)
Pr. Michel LAMURE : Coordinator (Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1)

Download the European Guidelines for conducting Cost-Effectiveness analyses presented during the Final conference of the ECHOUTCOME project held in Brussels on January 25th, 2013.