The PMV research group is an interdisciplinary, scientific team at the medical faculty of the University of Cologne.

We support health insurance companies, research institutions, ministries and private companies in health science and (pharmaco-)epidemiological questions in the field of health services research.

We identify which diseases the population suffers from and how care is provided today, how frequently certain chronic and acute diseases occur and how they are treated, and in how far existing therapy recommendations are being adhered to.


Topics of our clients

Research Institution

Secondary data 
supplementing primary data

Pharmaceutical companies

The current care situation
a quick overview

Health insurance companies

Evaluation of interventions
using secondary data

Clinical experts

Drug therapy
In accordance with the guidelines?

Research Institution

Prevalence estimate
Additional benefit through health insurance data


Drug selection by doctors
What is the first-line therapy?

Management Company

Innovative forms of care
Cost-benefit analyses

International research

Europe Examples of innovative care from neighbouring countries

Collaborative project

Pseudonymisation of data

Public Health Agency

Care reports Enhancing official statistics

Innovation fund

Data management
Data management plan, data pooling, plausibility and quality checking