Summary of Research Project


Using its health economy research activities as a base, this institute aims to achieve recognition of its status both domestically and internationally....

The Institute for Health Economics and Policy (IHEP) was established in October 1993 in order to contribute to the improvement of medical services and the development of health policy in Japan by investigating health economics and collecting/providing important information. IHEP is a non-profit corporation whose members are comprised of intellectuals, medical institutions and other societies all of whom are in agreement with the aims and objectives of the corporation and maintain close contact with one another to form the fundamental basis for the management of this research institute. Approximately 200 individual members and approximately 300 societies support our research activities. Health care issues are pressing issues which need to be solved urgently and among which there are still several fields requiring empirical scientific studies. We will make every effort to ensure that this institute will be recognized as an operational base for the research on health economics not only in Japan but also throughout the world.