The aim of the research is to study the way in which funding for social welfare and healthcare services is allocated through the multi-channel financing model in the Kainuu region and Central Finland, specifically in the treatment processes for patients suffering from diabetes, eye diseases or disorders, and those patients with hip or knee replacements. Another goal is to identify and validate the best and most cost-effective development models possible for providing the services in the future. The research will produce information to support the national social welfare and healthcare reform.

The project is being implemented by the University of Jyväskylä’s Department of Mathematical Information Technology. The research work involves broad-based co-operation, which is funded by: Sitra, Kainuu Social and Health Care Joint Authority, the City of Jyväskylä, the Hospital District of Central Finland, and the University of Jyväskylä. Other co-operation partners include the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and Kela.

The project results will be published in March 2015.

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Toni Ruohonen, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Jyväskylä
Kaisa Hänninen, Project Researcher, University of Jyväskylä

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