Project I-COMET

Implementation of stepped and COllaborative care models for MEntal disorders by overcoming Treatment sector barriers (ICOMET; Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Dr. Martin Härter)

I-COMET is the continuation of the COMET study which has been started in the first funding phase. The study aims to evaluate the long-term effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of stepped and collaborative care in mental health and to examine care pathways of patients as well as the usability of different e-health tools. Its innovative approach takes not only comorbidities of the patients and stepped and resource-saving treatment paths, but also cooperation and networking of the caregivers and participants in health care into account. This is done to overcome treatment sector barriers and to improve health care sustainable and cost-effective for all participants.

To guarantee a sustainable implementation of the care approach into routine care, a detailed implementation analysis is conducted. Furthermore, recommendations and guidelines for implementing innovative approaches into routine care will be developed in cooperation with patients and all players who are involved in the care of psychological disorders.

Project OHL-HAM

Organisational Health Literacy in the Hamburg Metropolitan Area  (OHL-HAM; Principal Investigator: Dr. Daniel Lüdecke)

The primary aim is to develop and evaluate a list of tailored organisational health literacy (OHL) criteria for various types of health care organisations (HCOs). The specific research questions are (1) Which criteria from existing tools to measure OHL are applicable in the context of different health care institutions in Hamburg? (2) What is the current state of OHL for HCOs in Hamburg? (3) How can specific recommendations be derived from the adapted OHL criteria and how do these criteria help HCOs to develop and improve their OHL? (4) How do patients and clients evaluate the measures to improve OHL?

The project supports the improvement of organisational health literacy and quality management of health organisations in Hamburg. This will aid and enable patients to orientate in a complex health system.

Project HAM-EmCare

Emergency care in Hamburg – Public knowledge, beliefs, and utilization (HAM-EmCare; Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Olaf von dem Knesebeck)

The overall aim of this project is to examine the public view of emergency care in Hamburg via a population survey and to derive practical consequences from the survey. The specific research questions are: (1) What does the public think and know about emergency care? (2) How are knowledge, beliefs and utilisation varying by symptoms, urgency, gender, and age of the suffering person? (3) How are knowledge, beliefs and utilisation varying by sociodemographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the respondents? (4) What practical consequences in terms of interventions to improve emergency literacy can be derived from the survey results?

The results will provide information on the reform of emergency care and on improving knowledge of the general public of emergency care.


Assessment of Patient-Centeredness through Patient-Reported Experience Measures (ASPIRED)

ASPIRED is a health services research project led by Dr. Isabelle Scholl and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research over the period of five years.

ASPIRED has three aims: 1) To assess the relevance of different dimensions of patient-centeredness from patients’ perspectives; 2) to develop and psychometrically test a core set of German patient-reported experience measures (PREM) to assess different dimensions of patient-centeredness; and 3) to investigate the feasibility of implementation of the developed PREM core set in routine health care.

Learn more about project ASPIRED

Project COMET

Collaborative and Stepped Care in Mental Health by Overcoming Treatment Sector Barriers (COMET)

COMET is a health care research project funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) that is conducted within the Hamburg network for health care research ( for a period of three years.

Learn more about project COMET

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18. Apr 2023

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