Health Services Research
Health Services Research (HSR) focuses on the best way of organising and financing health services in order to guarantee the quality and accessibility of health care, whilst maintaining their economic viability for patients and community. HSR studies are often complex as they have to reconcile the organisational contingencies of health policy with the human context, the opinions and interests of the various professions involved and budgetary factors. Therefore, these research projects are always conducted by transdisciplinary teams.
In general, HSR studies are based on an exhaustive analysis of the scientific literature and of a variety of examples from different countries. The various stakeholders are always closely involved in the main steps of the project.
Through its HSR studies, KCE is able to suggest, sometimes radical, reforms for an entire sector.