Health care and health research

Healthcare research plays a crucial role in the further development of the health care system. infas’s health research offers a wide range of services.


Medical-technical progress, demographic change and the disproportionately increasing revenue base of the statutory health insurance force a concentration on scientifically evaluated, effective and efficient care structures.

infas offers meaningful empirical research – be it on health care aspects, new development, implementation and evaluation of model concepts, or reviewing the impact of measures under everyday conditions. infas also offers tailor-made support for innovation fund projects.

infas can draw on extensive experience in areas such as:

  • surveys of doctors, patients and insured persons,
  • preparation and analysis of process and administrative data,
  • evaluation of disease management programmes (DMP) (diabetes mellitus, breast cancer, coronary heart disease, bronchial asthma, COPD),
  • impact analysis on interventions and therapies,
  • patient/user evaluation of health services,
  • combining data from different sources for complex analysis and geocoding for small-scale regional analyses.



Doris Hess
Head of Department Social Research
Tel. +49(0)228/38 22-413
Dr. Jacob Steinwede
Head of Department Social Research
+49(0)228/38 22-408

Physicians', patients' and insurants' surveys

From interviewing 20,000 physicians about the health system's structures to surveying the patients' satisfaction after specific surgery up to population representative studies on health behaviour – infas health research covers the entire spectrum:


Edition and analysis of process and administrative data

Whether for health reporting, evaluating disease management programmes (DMP), integrated health care and elective tariffs or for analysing diagnosis related groups (DRG) – prompt and reliable analyses of process data are indispensable nowadays.


Regional health services research

Political decision makers on federal and federal state level are in need of detailed information about regional structures of health services in order to plan and provide optimum structures of health services.