Our health policy research

The objectives of the York Health Policy Group are to contribute to the creation and dissemination of knowledge and evidence on the efficiency and equity consequences of health policy and healthcare reform, nationally and internationally.

Whilst there is an emerging consensus that the delivery of healthcare has to be based on evidence of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, this applies much more rarely to health policy. It is essential to encourage policy makers to consider the evidence base for their reforms, and to ensure that all such policy developments are evaluated carefully.

Members of the York Health Policy Group cover a range of disciplinary and subject expertise and are undertaking research in a number of areas of health policy, including:

  • the effect of financial incentives in healthcare 
  • analysis of the health workforce 
  • methods of evaluating health technologies 
  • exploring variations in practice and performance.

View our current research projects.