ProgrammE in Costing, resource use measurement and outcome valuation for Use in multi-sectoral National and International health economic evaluAtions: PECUNIA aims to tackle the healthcare challenges of an ever-growing and rapidly ageing population in the EU by developing new standardised, harmonised and validated methods and tools for the assessment of costs and outcomes in European healthcare systems.
Comparing and exploiting data across different countries and sectors, PECUNIA aims to provide direct comparable solutions to improve chronic and mental healthcare in all EU health systems.
The PECUNIA project is the collaborative effort of 10 partners from 6 European countries to develop costing and outcome measurement methods and tools for health economic evaluations that are harmonized across each other, the different countries, the different economic sectors and the different disease areas. As coordinator, I find this interconnectivity of most tasks and deliverables and the interdependence of partners on each other’s work both the most challenging and the most exciting parts of the project. We are a highly motivated and experienced consortium working closely with our scientific advisory board and other stakeholders in order to develop some new gold standard tools which can contribute to improved, comparable, evidence-informed mental health care decisions in the future.Judit SimonMedizinische Universität Wien
For us, PECUNIA is also a methodological research initiative central for the fields of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and Health Services Research, which will help to sustain, strategically, the construction of the European Union (EU). PECUNIA will go parallel to the EUnetHTA-III Joint Action and will feed the ground to support and facilitate HTA processes along EU. PECUNIA will help to overcome current differences and barriers in feasibility, validity and acceptability of economic evaluations in evidence-informed decision making in EU.Pedro Serrano-AguilarServicio Canario de la Salud
The PECUNIA project aims to establish standardised costing and outcome assessment measures for optimised national healthcare provision in the European Union (EU). The research endeavour is based on a unique multi-national, multi-sectoral and multi-person approach. In the frame of this ambitious project, the research team of the Erasmus University Rotterdam will contribute by sharing and expanding their extensive experience and knowledge on costing and outcome measures from a societal perspective. PECUNIA will add to increase comparability and applicability of health technology assessment in the EU to inform policy decision making.Leona HakaartErasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
For me personally, the PECUNIA programme is a necessary step in the improvement of the comparability and transferability of health economic evidences across European countries. Besides harmonisation, PECUNIA aims to expand the general scope of health economic evaluations to several economic sectors. I really enjoy collaborating in the development of methodological tools for the different economic sectors with partners from different countries.Valentin BrodszkyCorvinus University of Budapest
Maastricht University is proud to be partner of the highly ambitious PECUNIA project. With this innovative project, we direct towards one European methodology for the including of intersectoral costs and benefits within Health Technology Assessment. Combined with the exhaustive communication and collaboration during the project, we will bring economic evaluations to a whole new level.Silvia EversMaastricht University