About ORAHS

ORAHS is the EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services. It was formed in 1975 as a special interest group in EURO, providing a network for researchers involved in the application of systematic and quantitative analysis in support of planning and management in the health services sector.

Traditionally the group meets every summer, for one week, in a different European host country (and occasionally outside of Europe). Meetings, like those in EURO, are open to anyone with a quantitative background and those who have interest in the subject area. A well-developed social program gives good opportunities for informal discussions and friendly get-togethers with members and accompanying families.

Previous ORAHS meetings

Year

Venue

Participants

Countries

Papers

2011

Cardiff, UK

118

19

98

2010

Genova, Italy

153

23

115

2009

Leuven, Belgium

135

22

107

2008

Toronto, Canada

160

18

97

2007

Saint-Etienne, France

150

21

119

Period

Participants*

Countries*

Papers*

2004-2009

111

18

84

1995-2004

38

14

30

1985-1994

31

11

21

1975-1984

26

10

17

* Average number each year over the given period