Department of Health services research

Welcome to the website of the Department of Health Services Research. We cordially invite you to inform yourself about our main areas of work and the courses we offer.

Our aim is to,

...develop the theoretical, conceptual and methodological basis for health services research and to contribute to an evidence-based improvement of health care.

Our research

We work in multidisciplinary and (inter)national projects focusing on evidence-based health care, patient orientation and practical relevance. Here you can find further information on our publications and projects.

Our teaching

We offer a number of different courses in the study programmes Public Health/ Health Sciences (BA and MA) at the Faculty of Human and Health Sciences (Faculty 11). We supervise bachelor and master theses as well as doctoral dissertations.   

Our focus areas

Evidence-based health care:
A good health care system offers appropriate solutions for the needs and aims of many different people. Not every health intervention that appears reasonable leads to the desired effects. [more...]

Patient orientation:
Patients should be at the centre of health care.They have very different needs regarding their treatment and treatment outcomes. [more...] 

Practice relevance
Health care research should lead to the improvement of the health of the people. Relevant topics in health care should be picked up by research and the findings of health care research should be implemented into practice. [more...]