Health Services and Social Policy

The key to health care

Health services and policy research (HSPR) seeks to identify the most effective and efficient ways to organize, manage, finance and deliver high quality heath care in a cost effective way.

The researchers examine how social factors, financing systems, organizational structures, health technologies and personal behaviors allow access to care. The quality and cost of health care often directly translates into the well-being of populations.

HSPR is informed by a range of disciplines, addressesing individuals, families, organizations, institutions, communities and cultural groups. Our students and faculty use quantitative and qualitiative methods to tackle policy-relevant HSPR questions relevant to Canadians and international communities. We determine and translate these findings to improve the health of populations, support more effective health services and strengthen health care systems.


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