Welcome to the eDESDE-LTC - a European eHealth project

An operational system of long term care (LTC) coding & description which may be useful for EU comparison & for improving access on LTC information

Due to semantic variability and service complexity, existing national listings of services do not provide an adequate framework for patient mobility. eDESDE-LTC aims at developing an operational system for coding, mapping and comparing services for Long-Term Care (LTC) across Europe in order to facilitate semantic interoperability in this field.

The system includes a toolkit with the following components:

  • an instrument for standardized classification, description and utilization of main types of care for persons with LTC needs in Europe (DESDE-LTC). It incorporates basic descriptors and indicators in 6 European languages;
  • a coding system with a coding list and a glossary of terms;
  • a training package on semantic interoperability in eHealth (coding and listing of services for LTC) that includes a Case Book.

This website was developed for the project “eDESDE-LTC” which has received funding from the European Union in the framework of the SECOND Health Programme. This project lies within the priority area: Health information (HI 2007): eHealth. Duration: 1 July 2008 to 31 December 2010.

eHealth Project No. 2007116


London School of Economics and Political Science Universität Wien SINTEF Technology and Society
Public Health Association Izobraževalno raziskovalni inštitut Ozara Družbenomedicinski inštitut ZRC SAZU


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