Project implementation period: february 2008 - december 2010
PHAMEU (Primary Health Care Activity Monitor for Europe) is a research funded project
by the European Community under the Public Health Action Programme (2003-2008).
The project is coordinated by Nivel (Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research) and involves a network of institutes and organisations from 10 member states.
Overall, PHAMEU aims to establish a sustainable health information and knowledge system on the state and development
of primary care systems in Europe. More specifically, PHAMEU will monitor the degree of development of primary care
systems by means of a measurement instrument that is applicable to all national situations in Europe and that is able
to capture the essential elements of primary care. The measurement instrument will be developed, implemented and
will have two complete data collection rounds in all participating countries. This will result in a validated instrument producing
up-to-date primary care information.
The PHAMEU project will cover the 27 European Union (EU) member states, one EU candidate country (Turkey),
and three members of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) (Iceland, Norway and Switzerland).
Irdes is an associated partner in the project and as other associated partners has to cover three countries including France, Belgium and Switzerland.