NIVEL's main focus is on health services research: a multidisciplinary field focusing on the delivery, quality, costs and access to care from the perspective of various stakeholders.
Central to our approach is the interaction between patients and care professionals and organisations. We study this interaction and its outcomes in relation to governance structures, whilst also investigating characteristics of patients, care professionals and organisations.
NIVEL's research is characterized as applied and applicable research:
Statutory obligation to publish the results of all its activities
NIVEL's activities include the collation and publication of existing knowledge and evidence in scientific, professional and policy journals, reports, bibliographies, reviews, summaries and fact sheets. NIVEL has a statutory obligation to publish the results of all its activities.