Health Services Research in Cancer
The Health Services Research in Cancer Group is made up of ten researchers with a multidisciplinary composition that includes doctors, biostatistics, economists, political scientists, and psychologists.
The main objectives of the group defined for the next three years are to analyze the impact of cancer on the population of Catalonia and investigate the determinants that explain the use of health services in cancer screening and care. To achieve these objectives, the group applies a combination of quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods resulting from its multidisciplinary composition, as well as the combination of clinical, administrative and economic data, with a population-based approach as a priority, as well as applying real-world data analysis methodologies. A specific area of development is the use of information technologies in psychological support or therapeutic adherence, which can be useful for improving care in a process of healthcare change such as the current one.