The opinions of the Expert Panel on effective ways of investing in Health (EXPH) are summarised in a format and language which can be easily understood by non-specialists.
An implementation report on patient safety was published in November 2012, and based on it, a reflection process began on what should be done next at EU level in the field of patient safety and quality of care. To this end, the European Commission asked the independent Expert Panel on Effective ways of Investing in Health (EXPH) to provide an Opinion on the development of quality of health care, with a special emphasis on patient safety, in the EU. The Expert Panel fulfilled its mandate and identified core dimensions of quality applicable to a broad spectrum of services including emergency services and long-term care.
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