Health has a high value, it is probably the most valuable good. Innovation in medicine and ageing of society are the most important reasons for the steadily increasing demand for health care. Health of people at large is a relevant and basic factor that determines the competitiveness of a society. Therefore, questions on the effectiveness of medicine to promote, maintain or restore health of individuals and on how to optimally allocate scarce resources in health care are important factors that will determine productivity and social well-being of a society. Our patient-oriented research and our teaching is driven by innovation in medicine and health care. We create evidence-based knowledge leading to better decision making in clinical practice and health care policy. We provide evidence for decision making and optimal resource allocation in health care. The quality of our research, our research priorities, the systematic development of our research infrastructure and the competitive acquisition of financial resources allow us to fulfill our mission. Your contribution to the institute is an important step in helping us to achieve our goals. We invite you to ask for a personal presentation about our activities. We would feel delighted and honored to inform you about concrete and controllable ways to support our institute.
for contact: Prof. Heiner C. Bucher MD MPH, Director phone +41 (0)61 265 3100, email bucherh(at)uhbs.ch