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The ZVFK is a health services research network for establishments belonging to the Faculty of Medicine and Human Sciences Faculty. The purpose of inter-faculty cooperation is to build on and establish common, interdisciplinary health services research in the long term. By combining various competencies from both faculties, the primary target is achieved, namely to provide high-quality health services research based on principle and application.

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expertise

  • general medicine
  • work and occupational rehabilitation
  • epidemiology
  • geriatric medicine
  • health economics
  • communication and media psychology
  • medical psychology
  • medical sociology
  • medical statistics and informatics
  • palliative medicine
  • primary medical care
  • psychiatry
  • psychosomatics
  • quality management
  • gerontology and rehabilitation
  • dental and oral medicine

A key target with this approach is the scientific investigation of the relative effectiveness of treatment and health services methods, procedures, guidelines and complex strategies in matters relating to health and health services (e.g. hospitals, rehabilitation clinics and facilities for the disabled). The mission of the center is "learning all about health services". In the long-term, the activities of participating establishments should help to transform health and the treatment of disease into a learning system capable of continuously improving patient direction, quality and economic aspects. Find out more