Respondent’s data

EURIPA – Chronic Care Model
CCM management in European rural areas
In the process of developing primary healthcare in accordance with the principles of a Chronic Care Model (CCM), there is a need to estimate individual biopsychosocial needs of patients, which may help determine the management of patient care. It is noted that this needs assessment is a variable with impact on life quality rather than clinical or sociodemographic factors, as it is also associated with the level of care provided, the status of health, quality of life and medical costs. Most importantly, one of the methods to measure equal access to health care for the chronically ill is the assessment of the reports of unmet health needs for any reason. Prevalence of unmet needs vary from 2.6% to 34.6% among those over 65 years old with a disability (Newcomer et al. 2005). In Europe it was found that the unmet needs of Europeans aged 50 years and more are the result of lack of care, poor access to healthcare services and the high costs of healthcare (OECD 2012).

The purpose of this questionnaire is to explore the possibility of EURIPA undertaking a future European project on a CCM with a focus on the needs of stakeholders (patients, caregivers, PC professionals) in rural areas. The results will be presented during the EURIPA workshop within WONCA Europe Conference 2017 in Prague: Chronic Care – exploring the needs of patients, caregivers and primary care professionals from rural settings

Donata Kurpas, Jean-Baptiste Kern, Ferdinando Petrazzuoli, Jean-Pierre Jacquet, Jose Augusto Simoes, J Randall-Smith


Newcomer, R., Kang, T., LaPlante, M.P. & Kaye, S. (2005). Living quarters and unmet need for personal care assistance among adults with disabilities. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci, 60, 205-213

OECD-Economic Surveys. (2012). Available from: Accessed on 30 March 2012

* compulsory questions
Respondent's data

* 1. Gender

* 2. Age (please insert your age in years)

* 3. Where do you practice family medicine? (you may choose more than one answer)

* 5. How many years have you been practicing primary care/family medicine? (please insert the number of years)

* 6. In your practice do you have any programmes/projects connected with a Chronic Care Model management?
Examples: patient pathway between primary care to secondary care or specific programmes for some diseases such as breast cancer, dementia or Parkinson disease.   

CCM projects

* 7. Existing data from finished projects in your country.
Please include references/links to finished projects on a Chronic Care Model in rural settings:
Do not hesitate to ask other colleagues our health workers or authorities regarding existing data and finished projects!

* 8. If you aware of any conclusions from finished projects about a Chronic Care Model in rural settings please describe them below:

SWOT analysis to inform the development of future project exploring the needs of chronically ill patients, caregivers and primary care professionals from rural settings




Future project

* 12. Please include below the possible approaches of a future project

* 13. Please include below the possible elements of the future project:
(example: education project eg. program of education on the dangerousness of phyto-sanitary products in wine-growers or campaign for the protection of skin for skin cancers)

* 14. Please include your ideas for the possible methodology of the project below:

* 15. Please suggest how we could involve patient organisations:

* 16. Please suggest below patient organisations we could contact (please include when possible link to their website):

* 17. Please suggest how we could involve political stakeholders:
Examples: county authorities, local representatives of NHS, rural insurances, etc.

* 18. Please suggest below political stakeholders (preferably with the link to their website):

* 19. Would you like to be involved in a future EURIPA project on chronic care in rural areas?

Thank you for your contribution!

Please come to our workshop at WONCA Europe in Prague to find out the results of the survey:
29th June 2017, 8.30-9.45 a.m., South Hall C