The Department of Applied Health Research (DAHR) evaluates health care/population health interventions, services, systems and national policies which are most likely to have a substantial impact on health and on health / health care inequalities. The Department's focus is on:
- the need to tackle the social gradient in health and to improve health and health care across all social groups;
- health care and public health services and measures to influence policy, practice and health related behaviour;
- evaluating the quality (effectiveness, efficiency, safety, equity and appropriateness) of health/ public health care;
- developing the knowledge base about the adoption, implementation and dissemination of evidence based health care and public health interventions.