The PMV research group is an interdisciplinary, scientifically working team at the medical faculty of the University of Cologne. We support health insurance companies, institutes, ministries and companies in health science and (pharmaco-)epidemiological questions in the field of health care research.
We identify which diseases the population suffers from and how care functions today, how frequently certain chronic and acute diseases occur and are treated, and how far existing therapy recommendations are implemented. We are also interested in how often and how long certain drugs are prescribed and on which influencing factors this depends.
Innovations are constantly being introduced in the health care system - whether in therapies, in the provision of information or in the organisation of care. We evaluate such innovations and investigate whether these measures improve the care provided to people.
Moreover, we are experts in healthcare data and deal with the use of secondary data, data management, the development of data infrastructures and special topics such as data linkage and pseudonymisation. We also contribute our expertise to various scientific committees and advisory boards.