Health promotion in hospitals: Evidence and quality management



More than a decade ago the WHO Health Promoting Hospitals project was initiated in order to support hospitals towards placing greater emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention, rather than on diagnostic and curative services alone. Twenty hospitals in eleven European countries participated in the European pilot project from 1993 to 1997. Since then, the International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals has steadily expanded and now covers 25 Member States, 36 national or regional networks and more than 700 partner hospitals.

This volume addresses some of these key issues in health promotion evaluation and quality management and is intended to help health professionals and managers to assess and implement health promotion activities in hospitals.