Minutes of the International Seminar on Collaborative Health Systems Research, Ayutthaya, Thailand, 26-28 November 1990
The Collaborative Health Systems Research Group is a network of health policy makers and academics, supported by the European Commission. The Group takes the view that 'lack of knowledge is now not the main limiting factor in the improvement of health'. The group aims to improve the interface between methodologies from the bio-medical sciences and the social sciences. Health systems research employs both quantitative and qualitative methods. Classical epidemiological methods are used as well as systems analysis and operational research in order to activate research.