Health care research mainly focuses on the use of the health care as influenced by care supply and demand within the preconditions of structure and regulation. In the end, the use of care, the organization of care and the way the system is arranged should contribute to good health, quality of life and accessible, high-quality and affordable health care. A current topic in this field is the link between health care and the general economic situation. The next few years will be accompanied by cuts in health care spending. An important question in this respect is what the effects of this will be on health care, quality of life and participation in society.
Research into ‘what it yields’ generally does not take place in individual projects. This subject matter is increasingly being woven into Nivel’s entire research programme. The issue of health care yields runs right through Nivel’s research.