NIVEL the Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research - is the national institute for health services research in the Netherlands. It is an independent organisation. Its domain is applied and applicable health services research. NIVEL has a dual mission: scientific and societal. Increasingly, NIVEL has an international orientation. NIVELs core business is health services research.
NIVEL carries out research on the national and international level on health care needs, supply and policy. NIVEL is an independent research foundation for health services research.
NIVEL has been a WHO Collaborating Centre since 1987. In that role NIVEL has contributed to the support of health care reforms in the WHO European Region. NIVEL is currently carrying out several projects commissioned by WHO. The projects are intended to provide countries with information and mechanisms to support policy to strengthen the primary care level of health care.
NIVEL studies this interaction and its outcomes in relation to governance structures, whilst also investigating characteristics of patients, care professionals and organisations. NIVELs research capacity and expertise are used by many organisations, such as: Governmental bodies (Dutch and foreign ministries, European Commission), Scientific research organisations and Organisations representing health care professionals, health care consumers, health care insurance companies. NIVEL has a statutory obligation to publish the results of all its activities. In 2010 an independent international review committee assessed the scientific quality and societal relevance of NIVELs research.
The following is the list of scholars from Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences