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The Department "Health Economics" conducts research in the field of empirical health economics. The focus is on the economic analysis of service providers and inpatient facilities. The core of the research work is the "Hospital Rating Report" and the "Nursing Home Rating Report". The second focus, Health Policy, examines the German health care system and health care policy. In particular, it focuses on the determinants of individual health behavior and the policy measures that influence this behavior. In addition, the Leibniz Science Campus Ruhr (LSCR) is part of the competence area "Health". The research cooperation deals with current challenges in health care systems with a special focus on demographic change.