Health Services Research

Health services research can address many issues in healthcare and can improve the efficiency of the patient journey and improve patient experiences. In addition to enhancing quality and delivery of care, research in this field can have a positive impact on how health and care systems function and are managed.

Health services research includes:

  • Assessment of healthcare needs
  • Management of health services
  • Allocation of healthcare resources
  • Measuring outcomes
  • Evaluating health markets and health service organizations
  • Analysing and comparing international health systems
  • Health economics and the impact of health policies and regulations

Researchers at The Farr Institute work with large-scale primary and secondary care databases to investigate important health care issues such as the effects of incentives on quality of care, the utilisation of cancer screening and the care of people with severe mental illnesses.

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