The CIRANO Pole on the Efficiency of Health Services and Policies brings together researchers interested in issues related to the health care system and the Quebec health care system. The health pole is made up of researchers from different universities and research fields. They work in partnership with various public organizations and health research centres (e.g., Institut national d'excellence en santé et services sociaux, CISSS and ICSUHS du Québec, Institut national de santé publique, Centre de recherche en santé publique, Direction régionale de santé publique de Montréal) as well as with many private organizations.
The pole's researchers are interested in the development and evaluation of health innovations, public health policies, the practices of health professionals, the use of health services, the determinants of health and social inequalities in health, as well as the financing and allocation of health resources. The work of the pole on health aims to contribute to improving the efficiency of health services and policies in Quebec.