Work Package 5

Cost Consequence Analysis and policy recommendations

Lead beneficiary:
Hospice Casa Sperantei, Romania

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Objectives

This Work package aims to undertake a cost-effectiveness analysis of palliative care sedation as a complex intervention in the format of a Cost Consequences Analysis with subsequent policy recommendations. It is building upon the results of the previous WPs, including the observational study (WP2), the interview studies (WP3&4), the literature review (WP1) and the updated EAPC framework for palliative sedation (WP6)

The following objectives will guide the work:

  • Evaluate the effects of palliative sedation based on WP2, 3, 4
  • Design the framework for cost consequence analysis as a ‘balance sheet’ with elements of cost of the intervention (palliative care sedation) and its consequences – monetary, quantitative, and
  • Collect cost and effect data and produce a cost consequence analysis
  • Identify stakeholders and draft recommendations
  • Organize a policy workshop to reach consensus on recommendations and design an action plan for implementation of recommendations

Daniela Mosoiu is the Work Package 5 lead and talks about the aims and objectives of this team:

Work Package 5 Team

Daniela will coordinate the working team involved in WP 5, with the aim of developing a costing frame for palliative sedation and analyzing data to produce a cost consequence report for PS interventions.

Daniela Mosoiu

Work Package 5 Lead

Flavia will be part of the working group to design a costing frame for palliative sedation and analyze the data to produce a cost consequence report for PS interventions (WP 5). She is also in charge of the local project management.

Flavia Hurducas

Researcher

“I will be part of the working group involved in analysing the data to produce a cost consequence report for PS interventions (WP 5). I will be also involved in activities related to MCD data analyses (WP4).”

Camelia Ancuta

Researcher

Dan will be part of the working group to produce a cost consequence report for PS interventions (WP 5). He will be also responsible for organizing and supporting multidisciplinary case discussions (moral case deliberation sessions) in Romania.

Dan Malciolu

Researcher

Andreea will be part of the working group to design the costing frame for palliative care sedation and analyse the data to produce a cost consequence analysis.

Andreea Szabo

Researcher

Other Work Package Partners

We are grateful to the following project partners who worked with us in this work package:

University of Navarra (WP1)
Radboud University Medical Centre (WP2)
UZ Leuven (WP3)
University of Pecs (WP4)
European Association for Palliative Care (WP8)
La Maddalena S.p.A. (MCC)