Six hospitals in the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium and the Netherlands have started sharing care outcomes for sarcoidosis.

The aim of this new collaboration is to improve shared learning, identify best practices for enhancing patient treatment and quality of life, and accelerate multicenter research projects.

The international cooperation has been initiated and announced in a news release by St Antonius hospital in Utrecht, the Netherlands, a leading European center of excellence for sarcoidosis and other interstitial lung diseases.

The other hospitals participating in the project are Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio, USA), University of Cincinnati University Medical Center (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA), Royal Brompton Hospital (London, UK), Leuven University Hospital (Leuven, Belgium) and Erasmus University Medical Center (Rotterdam, the Netherlands).

Care outcomes will be compared according to the principles of Value Based Health Care, a methodology designed by professors Michael Porter (Harvard Business School) and Elisabeth Teisberg (Dell Medical School, the University of Texas at Austin).

An overview of medical doctors participating in the international team is stated in the news release, please click here.