In order to identify, evaluate and improve the contribution of health services research (HSR) to health policy in Europe, a special Working Conference (8-9 April 2010) is organised. Input comes from state-of-the-art reports on main HSR areas, an open call for contributions and an online stakeholder survey to assess HSR priorities across Europe. Discussing these with researchers, policymakers and stakeholders contributes to an exchange of HSR insights and examples of HSR use in policy. It also leads to an agenda with policy-supportive HSR priorities for future research programmes, published in reports and Policy Briefs, with special attention to the geographical coverage of HSR in Europe.
Dr Johan Hansen
Stichting Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek van de Gezondheidszorg
Utrecht, the Netherlands
EC contribution: EUR 699 961
Duration: 24 months
Starting date: 01/03/2009
Project web-site: http://www.healthservicesresearch.eu