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Table 1 Description of the projects and the key informants

From: Impact of clinical and health services research projects on decision-making: a qualitative study

Project name Period of funding Characteristics of key informants
P1 - Exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; study of prognostic factors in a cohort of cases 1996-2000 1 PI, 1 I
   2 MD, 1 HS
P2 - Study of the risk factors predisposing to acute exacerbation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 1996-1999 1 PI, 5 I
   1 MD, 2 HS
P3 - Validation of a diagnostic procedure in the sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome, based on the clinical picture and home polysomnography, in the general adult population 1996-1998 1 PI, 2 I
   1 MD
P4 - Cost-effectiveness study of home care in exacerbation episodes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by means of the Respiratory-SSIFU (socio-sanitary interdisciplinary functional unit) 1998-2000 3 PI
   5 MD
P5 - Strategies for the management of bacterial resistance in the ICU; application of an empirical antibiotic treatment protocol for ventilation-related pneumonia and impact on the decrease of bacterial resistance and consumption of antibiotics 2000-2003 1 PI
   1 MD
P6 - Phenotypic characterization of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease* 2002-2006 1 PI, 3 I
   2 MD, 2 HS
  1. P: project; PI: Principal investigator; I: Relevant investigator; MD: Hospital medical director; HS: Head of hospital service; *This project continued after the Agency funding ended and therefore only preliminary results were available.