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About the KCE

The KCE is a federal institution (parastatal, category B). It was founded on 24 December 2002 and has been operating since 2003.

Its mission: to produce studies and reports to advise policy-makers when deciding on health care and health insurance.

The KCE is not itself involved in making decisions and certainly not in their implementation. Its role is to point the way to the best possible solutions. It does so in a context of optimal access to health care of high quality and taking into account increasing demand and budgetary limitations.

The KCE is active in three major research fields:

  • Analysis of clinical practices and development of recommendations of good practice (Good Clinical Practice)
  • Assessment of health technologies and drugs (Health Technology Assessment)
  • Healthcare financing and organisation (Health Services Research)
published on 22-07-2011