to develop theoretical, conceptual and methodological foundations for health services research and to contribute to evidence-based improvements in health care for practitioners.
We work in multidisciplinary and (inter)national projects focusing on evidence-based, patient-oriented and practice-relevant research. Here you can find more information about our publications and projects.
With a variety of different courses, we teach in the Public Health/ Health Science (BA and MA) programs at the Department 11 Human - and Health Sciences. We supervise bachelor and master theses and doctoral dissertations.
Good health care provides appropriate solutions to the needs and goals of very different people. Not every health intervention that seems reasonable at first glance leads to the desired effects.
Patient participation and orientation:
Patients and their diverse needs are at the centre of healthcare. Taking these into account contributes to needs-orientated and equitable care. Active patient involvement enables patients to help shape research. We show how this can be achieved in a handout on patient involvement. More...
Health services research should lead to an improvement in people's health. For this purpose, it is important that problems from everyday health care are taken up by research.