EUSCREEN Study results featured on CORDIS website

By |November 12th, 2021|

CORDIS, the European Commission's primary source of results from the projects funded by the EU's research and innovation programmes such as Horizon 2020, has recognised the success of the EUSCREEN Study with a brief summary of the EUSCREEN Study results, published on the CORDIS website. The summary can be found here (available in English, German, [...]

Photoscreening review published

By |December 1st, 2020|

A narrative review has been published that considers photoscreening used in community services, focusing on costs, cost-effectiveness and scope of use, compared with EUSCREEN project Country Reports describing how photo- and automated screening is used internationally. Evidence that photoscreening reduces amblyopia or strabismus prevalence or improves overall outcomes is weak, as is evidence of cost-effectiveness, [...]

Improvements made to cost-effectiveness model; still online for testing

By |November 20th, 2019|

The past few weeks, several improvements to the cost-effectiveness model have already been implemented based on feedback from initial testers. The latest updates can be found here. It is very important for the further development and optimisation of the model that it is tested by as many informed people as possible. The model can be [...]

EUSCREEN presentation at EFAS Congress 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal

By |July 10th, 2019|

At the 14th congress of European Federations in Audiology Societies (EFAS), we had the opportunity to present our project the first day to the main auditorium. Our presentations covered target conditions, quality assurance, health economy and technical issues. We also took part in a seminar about Screening programs, presenting results from the EUSCREEN questionnaire. The [...]

Summary of the EUSCREEN study meeting in Poznań on March 8, 2019

By |March 21st, 2019|

This year the EUSCREEN study’s annual meeting was held in Poznan, Poland, on Friday, March 8, 2019. All Country Representatives for hearing, vision and general screening were invited to attend the meeting, held at the city’s Medical University's Congress Centre. Plenary morning session We started the day with a word of welcome by the study coordinator, followed [...]

Mapping and documenting existing hearing screening provision

By |February 12th, 2019|

By Allison Mackey and Inger Uhlén EUSCREEN hearing questionnaire evaluation Country representatives from almost all European countries and a number of non-European countries have responded to the Questionnaire, regarding hearing screening questions. In order to ensure accurate input to the model, an extensive validation procedure was carried out on all data provided by each Country [...]

Improving child health: when would a population-based screening programme be an appropriate, acceptable and sustainable intervention? Introducing the EUSCREEN framework

By |January 30th, 2019|

By Mirjam Verkleij and Eveline Heijnsdijk Having to deal with budget constraints, health care policy-makers are to plan their decisions on evidence that a new health care programme is cost-effective. However, multiple criteria must be taken into account when deciding on a new population-based screening programme. This study aimed to develop a user-friendly, practical tool [...]

Mapping and documenting existing vision screening provision

By |January 9th, 2019|

By Jill Carlton, Helen Griffiths and Paolo Mazzone Mapping and documenting existing vision screening provision across all European countries has involved several stages. Analysis of the completed questionnaire data has been implemented. Progress on the analysis has been influenced by when country representatives submitted data, but also by the amount of data submitted.  Initially a [...]

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