About Health Services research (HSR)

In this field of research, the KCE tries to answer the following questions:

  • What is the best way to organise and finance healthcare in Belgium?
  • How do we keep healthcare accessible and affordable?
  • Does everyone have equal access to healthcare?
  • What are the objectives of our healthcare system? Are these objectives achieved?

HSR projects cover various scientific disciplines: medicine, economics, sociology, biostatistics, psychology. They require a wide range of investigation strategies, executed by a multidisciplinary research team.

Through HSR, the KCE hopes to hand elements based upon scientifically research that can be used to optimise the management and organisation of the healthcare sector in Belgium. Healthcare must be of the highest quality and be accessible to the largest number of people at an affordable price.