The main research areas of MESO are: 1. Socio-economic health inequalities; 2. Financial thresholds in health care (unequal access to health care); 3. Technology assessment in health care; 4. Immigrants and health care; 5. The transformation of nursing; 6. Euthanasia; 7. Prevention of cancer; 8. Terminal care; 9. Sentinel (health) events in rehabilitation centres.