The Health, Management and Economics group is formed by researchers originally from the Center for Health Studies and Research of the University of Coimbra (CEISUC), developing a transdisciplinary research approach in health systems and services, focusing in particular on the Portuguese system. The group's objective is to develop research on health systems/services and its main objectives are to contribute to the development of the field of health economics research under four main research areas: health systems, value in health, people in health, and health trajectories, contributing to analyze outcomes resulting from links between fundamental research in metabolic, environmental, genetic and aging-related diseases, good practices and technologies supporting living and active aging, and adoption of healthy lifestyles.
The research group is involved in a large range of scientific activities including post-graduate programs, participation in scientific national and international networks and dissemination of scientific activities. It includes skills from economics, management, statistics, health administration, medicine, nursing, physical therapy, and psychology.
This group deals with the overall system governance, including the analysis of the evidence based health policy-making, the reconciliation of economic priorities with the psychological well-being in health organizations, the assessment of equity in the access to healthcare, as well as the monitoring of audit systems. Moreover, this research group handles the impact of healthcare on people, users, caregivers and healthcare providers, including their involvement, empowerment, quality of life and satisfaction. At last, it deals with health over time for individuals, public, families or communities, including technology assessment, aging, chronic diseases and end-of-life care. This group will collaborate horizontally with all research lines to obtain scientific contents pertinent to research in health economics.
“Monitoring the satisfaction of professionals and users of primary health care in Portugal”. Ministry of Health. 30.000€. PI: Pedro L Ferreira.
“ABC of Diabetes”. CEISUC. PI: Pedro L Ferreira.
“Neways – Cancer Network for Welfare Aging”. PI: Francisco Pimentel.
“Estimation of the EQ-5D-5L value set for Portugal”. EuroQol Group. 46.000€. PI: Pedro L Ferreira.
“RIMAS - Repository of health measurement and assessment”. CEISUC. PI: Pedro L Ferreira.