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AU researcher receives grant from the Danish Health Foundation

Associate Professor Viola Burau from Aarhus University has received DKK 300,000 for her research project. The project aims to strengthen the coordination of treatment across hospitals, general practice and the municipal sector for both elderly peoples and chronically ill patients.

2017.06.01 | Sabina Bjerre Hansen

Associate Professor Viola Burau. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU.

Many municipalities have established acute facilities to accommodate the complex requirements of the increasing number of elderly citizens with chronic diseases. The objective of these acute facilities is to improve coordination across hospitals, general practitioners and the municipal sector.

Together with an interdisciplinary research group, Viola Burau will analyse how contextual factors at different levels contribute to the successful implementation and upscaling of the municipal acute facilities.

The short-term goal is to develop a catalogue of 'best practices' for political and administrative policy-makers and healthcare professionals. The project also has a long-term social objective to improve and ease the life of eldery people with chronic diseases.



Associate Professor Viola Burau
Aarhus University, Department of Public Health – Section for Health Promotion and Health Services
Tel.: (+45) 9350 8709
Email: viola@ph.au.dk



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