The DKVF2020 goes virtual and the program will be restructured. You can expect two interesting plenary sessions and many diverse sessions, which will present current and exciting projects of the submitted contributions.

The program will go online in the next few weeks. We look forward to the first digital DKVF congress with you!


The congress will deal with the following topics:

Compare health care internationally

  • Objectives of health care systems and health care provision: Accessibility, quality, efficiency etc.
  • Health System Performance Assessment: Data, methods and results
  • Health services research of regional disparities
  • Building blocks of care: outpatient, inpatient, cross-sectoral in an international comparison
  • Care management (e.g. via payment) in international comparison
  • Evaluation of care provided by patients and citizens
  • Improve health care

From performance assessment to a health care reform target

  • From reform objective to implementation
  • Access, quality and efficiency-oriented reforms: expectations and reality
  • Centres for Health Economics Research and the German Innovation Fund: Contributions to access, quality, efficiency?
  • Digitalisation: Improvement of health care service provision?

Further topics

  • Methods and theories of health services research
  • Patient Centeredness / Patient-Reported Outcomes
  • Quality and patient safety
  • Health services research in training and further education
  • Scientific communication and visualisation of research results
  • Data for health services research: what are the benefits of the General Data Protection Regulation and/or the German Digital Healthcare Act?
  • Free Topics

Programme formats

  • Plenary
  • Lecture session/symposium
  • Guided poster session
  • Forum pro and contra
  • Panel discussion
  • Lunch sessions/meet the expert
  • Science Slam
  • Meetings of study and scientific specialist groups

Target audience

Operators, decision-makers, employees, students, doctoral candidates and trainees from

  • Universities and non-university research institutions,
  • Patient and self-help organizations,
  • Hospitals, practices, care services, rehabilitation facilities, etc.,
  • Institutions in the field of quality assurance, evaluation, development of evidence and guidelines, health care policy and profitability in the health system,
  • Self-governing healthcare organizations,
  • Service providers in healthcare & management,
  • Companies in the pharmaceutical industry and medical technology