The leading provider of healthcare analysis.

Dr Foster works with healthcare organisations to achieve sustainable improvements in their performance through better use of data.

We are the leading provider of healthcare variation analysis and clinical benchmarking solutions worldwide: our specialist teams share their world class expertise with healthcare leaders in hundreds of leading hospitals in twelve countries including over 70% of English acute hospitals. We believe that comparative information about the quality and efficiency of care, based on open methodologies and multiple data sources, drives improvement in healthcare.

Our story

Operating in England, continental Europe, the United States, Asia and Australia we work with a wide range of organisations and clients, including healthcare providers and commissioners/payors, clinicians and managers. Our products, people and services provide actionable insights and inform decision-making by leadership teams.

Health systems in most countries today face significant challenges, of which one of the greatest is to “do more with less”. They need better information to identify the changes that are required to ensure that they are sustainable, and to really engage doctors and managers on the change journey. Understanding variation is one key aspect of this; reducing unwarranted variation by improving performance will deliver better care for patients and save money.

We work across health economies to monitor and benchmark performance – nationally and globally – against key indicators of quality and efficiency, drawing on multiple datasets (including administrative data and hospital theatre data) in innovative and pioneering ways. We work closely with the Dr Foster Unit at Imperial College London and all our metrics, methodologies and models are published in full. We adhere to a Code of Conduct that prohibits political bias and requires us to act in the public interest. The code is monitored by the Dr Foster Ethics Committee.

We are currently working in the following countries:  the UK, the US, Australia, China, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Finland, Norway and Denmark.

  • Global Focus

    Our specialist teams share their world class expertise with healthcare leaders in hundreds of leading hospitals in twelve countries including over 70% of English acute hospitals.

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  • Who we work for

    Our work provides actionable insights and informs decision-making for leadership teams in provider and commissioner/payor organisations around the world.

    Case Studies
  • Dr Foster Unit at Imperial College London

    We work closely with the Dr Foster Unit at Imperial College London and all our methodologies are published in full.

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  • Ethics Committee

    We adhere to a Code of Conduct that prohibits political bias and requires us to act in the public interest. The code is monitored by the Dr Foster Ethics Committee.

    Ethics Committee