Wennberg International Collaborative Policy Conference - Call for paper

Reducing avoidable variation in Healthcare

A goal for regional strategies and actions

14th-15th April 2016 – Pisa






Wenneberg international collaborative

Dartmouth Intitute



We are pleased to announce that The Wennberg International Collaborative will hold its next Spring Policy Meeting at the Management and Health Laboratory (MeS), Management Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa (Italy) on April 14-15, 2016. Prof. Nuti, full Professor of Management and regular contributor of the WIC Research Conferences, is leading the development of the meeting.

There will be a registration fee of € 120.00 that includes all meals and the Conference dinner on the 14th.

We invite you to submit abstracts to be presented at the meeting “Reducing avoidable variation in Healthcare - A goal for regional strategies and actions”.

We are particularly interested in abstracts analysing and comparing the importance of measuring variation at a regional level, the determinants of avoidable variation, the possible uses by policy makers and the most relevant experiences at international level under:
· the clinical perspective

· the patient related perspective

· the organizational perspective of the healthcare system

· the primary care setting

We are also open to abstract submissions on other topics and will consider including them in the
programme. Potential themes to be addressed are:

- how to measure health care needs and its regional variation?
- how to align provider structure and capacity with regional population needs?
- how to understand regional variation of utilization?
- how to assess variation of quality of care between regions?
- what to make of the variation shown by health atlases?
- how to choose wisely, make sense of choice and get rid of slack?
- lessons learned from reducing unwarranted variation?
- what is the role of regional variation in financing health care?
- any novel studies

Abstracts should be sent to Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. E' necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo. by Monday 15th of February.
We will advise authors whether or not they have been successful by Monday 29th of February.
Please send the abstract in .pdf format using this form and name it WIC2016_Abstract_NameSurname.pdf.

The Scientific committee

Sabina Nuti
Management and Health Laboratory (MeS), Management Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa

David Goodman
Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, New Hampshire, USA

Gwyn Bevan
Department of Management, London School of Economics