Programme Overview

Healthcare providers globally and in Singapore are focusing on population-level health outcomes, value for money and integrating services across social, primary and acute sectors. While person-centred care will always be important there is a need to demonstrate that high performing health systems are meeting the challenges of populations.

The Programme in Health Services & Systems Research (HSSR) in Duke-NUS Medical School has been a leader in the study of health systems and services for the population in Singapore and beyond. Key goals have been to show whether services are effective, appropriate, scalable and economically sustainable.

We facilitate and advance a multi-disciplinary research agenda by actively engaging the government, regional health systems and social service organizations. Our research methods include implementation science, health economics, decision science, survey/qualitative research, quantitative medicine, epidemiology, and data science.

HSSR Booklet

HSSR Vision

  • To improve the performance of health systems for the population in Singapore and beyond through cutting-edge, pragmatic health services and systems research

HSSR Mission

  • Advance the state of the science in health services and systems research
  • Promote capacity for health care professionals to do and use health services research
  • Generate improvements in health outcomes and quality of life from new studies and the implementation of best practice
  • Promote the efficient use of health care resources
  • Provide education and training for health services professionals and academics in health services and systems research and related fields