News

Conference


Euhea Conference

 

 

Shaping the Future: the Role of Health Economics


11-14 July 2018, Maastricht

Article


Essen Economics of Mental Health Workshop

Anne Günnel


The Academic Health Economists' Blog

24 July 2018

Article


Challenges in health care

 

Ansgar Wübker


Wirtschaftsdienst
98th year, Issue 5, 2018, p. 372-374

Research

Challenges in Health Care

Leibniz Science Campus Ruhr is a research collaboration focused on “Health care challenges in regions with declining and ageing populations”. Its aim is to analyse the causes and consequences of regional differences in health care, to derive policies to address the impending under-provision of health care and to evaluate selected measures to improve the efficiency of health-care provision.

Research Area


Regional Variation

Health care supply and demand display large regional variation. LSCR studies the reasons for this variation and considers the consequences for health policy. This research area consists of the following four projects.

Research Area


Sustainable Supply

Demographic trends will result in a reduction of qualified health-care personnel. We analyse how this development will affect health care provision in order to develop solutions that ensure access to ambulatory care in rural areas.

Project


Ambulatory Care

Project


Long Term Care

Research Area


Prevention

In the face of dwindling health-care resources, one way to maintain high-quality care is by reducing demand. In this context, disease prevention and understanding health care demand are increasingly important.

Team

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles


Schmitz, H. und M. Westphal (2017), Informal Care and Long-term Labor Market Outcomes. Journal of Health Economics 56: 1-18.

Discussion Papers

 


Salm, M. und A. Wübker (2017), Causes of Regional Variation in Healthcare Utilization in Germany. Ruhr Economic Papers #675. RUB, RWI. 

Events

Seminar


Cartelization and Disclosure – The Case of the Rhenish Westphalian Coal Syndicate

 

Jens Günther


monday, 05 November, 2018
11.00 AM, rwi

Seminar


Career considerations (job market, research strategy, networking…)

 

Melanie Khamis


monday, 10 december, 2018
11.00 AM, rwi

About us

Leibniz Science Campus Ruhr

Leibniz Science Campus Ruhr is a research collaboration focused on “Health care challenges in regions with declining and ageing populations”. Its aim is to analyse the causes and consequences of regional differences in health care, to derive policies to address the impending under-provision of health care and to evaluate selected measures to improve the efficiency of health-care provision.

LSCR focuses on the three research areas: Regional Variation, Sustainable Supply, Prevention.

Partners

LSCR combines the health economic expertise of the RWI – Leibniz Institute of Economic Research, the University of Duisburg-Essen, and Tilburg University and creates the first research community in Germany to focus on health care in demographically declining regions. It is funded by the Leibniz Association and exhibits a diverse network of external partners (AOK-NordWest, DRV-Westfalen, Maternus-Klinik Bad Oeynhausen, and TK).