21st German Conference on Health Services Research

Health Services Research – Utility for Clinical Practice, Potentials and Perspectives
05. - 07. October 2022 | Potsdam


The 21st German Conference on Health Services Research will take place at the Potsdam University from 05. - 07. October 2022. This year's motto is "Health Services Research – Utility for Clinical Practice, Potentials and Perspectives".

Further information is available in the announcement flyer and on the congress website.
Click here for online registration. The online programme in English language is available here.

The first track “Health Services studies in Germany today” shows how selected medical disciplines such as General Medicine, Oncology, Neurology, Palliative Care and Psychiatry manage to generate knowledge from health care register data for their services. The aim is to develop an understanding for presently available possibilities, to from learn from each other on an international basis and evaluate perspectives needed to improve or secure patients’ quality of life.

Along the lines of the translation cascade, the second track “Improvement of Health Services” investigates potential (methodological) error sources responsible for success or failure of finalised studies. This covers creation of studies, development of study designs, study implementation, adequate publication procedures as well as optimal analyses and adaptation of results into clinical practice.

The third track “Health Services 4.0” presents and compares innovative study designs in terms of utilisation of register data versus health services studies. Finalised study results are to serve for tangible conclusions for new studies as well as for the identification of innovative pitches to improve clinical health care effectively on a long-term basis. The evaluation of integrated health services programmes will also be part of this track.

The fourth track “Mixed Bag” covers free and up-to-date topics such as Long-Covid, qualitative methods, Health competences or digital health.