The health and social care sectors are a major part of society, touching everybody’s lives at some time, employing thousands of people and consuming considerable resources. Investigating the factors that determine our health and wellbeing is key to ensuring the appropriate provision of care. Difficult decisions have to be made on a daily basis, including the choice of treatments provided; the way the health and social care system should be organised, paid for and monitored; how to reward the workforce; the role of patients and the public in the health and social care system. CHE’s research is designed to provide analytical frameworks and evidence to support these sorts of decisions.
CHE operates across all areas of the discipline, with a particular emphasis on methodological thinking and high policy impact. Our research is organised into five broad themes listed in the box opposite.