New research focuses in the second funding phase

CoRe-Net started the second funding phase on 1 May 2020. The competence network from the fields of health services research and practice will be funded for another three years by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), which has approved structural funding of 2.1 million euros.


Aims of the research project in the second funding phase:

  • Expansion and consolidation of a stable network of health care research and practice
  • Development of “municipal supply reports“
  • Expansion of the CoRe-Net database and urther development of the sub-projects LYOL-C, MenDis-CHD and OrgValue

The sub-projects establish new priorities based on the results of the first funding phases:

LYOL-C II
LYOL-C II – Last Year of Life Study Cologne II: Tailoring & impact of the trigger question-based Gold Standards Framework combined with Patient Question Prompt Sheets to deliver patientcentered care in hospitals


The aim is to make healthcare in hospitals more patient-centred in order to increase the long-term benefit for patients in their last year of life. To this purpose, an intervention will be tested on individual units – and evaluated within the framework of a employee survey and a prospective patient study – which should help to improve the care of this particularly vulnerable patient group and their relatives.

Applicants:
Prof. Raymond Voltz (Centre for Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Cologne)
Dr. Julia Strupp (Centre for Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Cologne)
Prof. Frank Schulz-Nieswandt (Institute for Sociology and Social Psychology, University of Cologne)
Prof. Holger Pfaff (Center for Health Services Research Cologne, University of Cologne)

MenDis-CHD II
MenDis-CHD II – A primary care physician based intervention to improve health care in coronary heart disease patients with mental and cognitive disorders


In two steps, the conception and testing of a practice-oriented and pragmatic intervention is being conducted, which aims to improve the diagnosis and treatment of psychological and cognitive disorders in patients with coronary heart disease at the level of general practitioners in the direction of higher guideline adherence. In addition, the patients from the first funding phase who have already been examined will be followed up.

Applicant:
Prof. Christian Albus (Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Cologne)
Prof. Frank Jessen (Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Cologne)
Prof. Frank Schulz-Nieswandt (Institute for Sociology and Social Psychology, University of Cologne)
Prof. Holger Pfaff (Center for Health Services Research Cologne, University of Cologne)

OrgValue II
OrgValue II – A multicenter-multilevel approach to examining regulatory and organizational bottlenecks in the care of vulnerable patients in Cologne


The aim is to complete the development process of the interventions in the sub-projects (LYOL-C and MenDis-CHD) through a combination of participatory approaches and evaluation (method of impact assessment), thus providing evidence and practical insights that support the implementation process.

Applicant:
Prof. Stephanie Stock (Institute for Health Economics and Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospital Cologne)
Prof. Ludwig Kuntz (Seminar for General Business Administration and Management in Health Care, University of Cologne)
Prof. Holger Pfaff (Center for Health Services Research Cologne, University of Cologne)