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Group Group 10

Group 10


Comunidad de Madrid

Nodo: Madrid


Instituto de Salud Carlos III


Mª João Forjaz




Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII)/ Madrid Node
Coordinator: Dr. Antonio Sarria Santamera
Agencia de Evaluación de Tecnologías Sanitarias. Instituto de Salud Carlos III
C/ Monforte de Lemos 5. Pabellón 4
Madrid 28029. España
Tel: +34 918222020
Fax: + 34 913877841

Description of the ISCIII group

The ISCIII group is coordinated by Dr. Antonio Sarria Santamera (MD, PhD) and is formed by 12 researchers (anthropologists, nurses, physicians, psychologists, engineers) from the National School of Public Health, the Agency for Health Technology Assessment, the Research Unit in Health Care and the Telemedicine Unit, with extensive experience in collaboration with other scientific networks.

The group has expertise both in primary and specialized care settings with active research lines in health-related quality of life and patient-reported outcomes, assessing health outcomes and effectiveness, measuring health services utilization and quality of care, ageing, fragility and dependency, neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular diseases and risk factors, care delivery models and working environments, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, economic evaluation, qualitative research and patients´ perspective, and telemedicine.

Since 2009 the group has participated in 23 projects, 7 funded by the EU, and 10 by the Spanish national health research programme. The group members are PI of 8 grants. From 2009, they have co-authored 67 papers, of which 30 are in the 1st or 2nd quartiles. The group has collaborated previously with REDISSEC groups, 3 , 4 and 5.

Two relevant publications
1) Imaz I, Zegarra P, González-Enríquez J et al. Poor bisphophonate adherence for treatment of osteopororosis increases fracture risk. Systematic review and meta-analysis Osteoporosis International 2010; 21 (11): 1943-51. Q1. FI: 4,859.;
2) Forjaz MJ, Rodriguez-Blázquez C, Martinez-Martin P et al.  Rasch analysis of the hospital anxiety and depression scale in Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord 2009; 24(4):526-32. Q1. FI: 4,48.

Two main projects
1) Quality and Cost of Primary Care in Europe (EUPRIMECARE). UE - 7º Programa Marco. Project leader: Antonio Sarria. Budget: 760.305,60 €. Project Reference 241595;
2) Calidad de vida en personas con demencia institucionalizadas: evaluación, características y factores asociados. Fundación CIEN-Instituto de Salud Carlos III. PI 017/09. IP: Joao Forjaz. Budget: 70.000 €.

Main transfer product
Primary Care Follow up Study and use of the data base from the primary care system (OMI and AP-Madrid).

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