Finnish society rightfully expects HUS to provide diagnostics and treatment based on the most up-to-date knowledge. A prerequisite for achieving this goal is high-level clinical medical research, which is one of HUS’ basic tasks. HUS concentrates on research that, when successful, leads to fundamental new knowledge, improved diagnostics and better patient care.

Research results transfer to benefit patient care in two different ways: on one hand, directly via research innovations and, on the other, through expertise created by the research. The latter might actually be even more important than the first, since the person conducting the high-level research always also has deep practical expertise in the diseases he or she is studying.

Clinical medical research is an essential part of developing the medical content of HUS’ service production.