Health Systems and Policy

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Health systems and policy research covers both research on and for policy.

Our research is within the multidisciplinary field of scientific enquiry that studies how social factors, financing systems, organisational structures and internal and external processes, health technologies and personal behaviours affect access to health care systems, the quality and cost of health care and ultimately our health and well-being. Factors influencing effective use of evidence in policy and practice is a key research area. Our research domains include individuals, families, organisations, institutions, communities, populations and societies. Our main priorities are vulnerable groups in resource-deprived settings.

Researchers from MMC joined the group in 2004, which has its base at IHCAR, to widen the focus from low and middle income countries to also include studies conducted in Sweden and Europe.

For more information about the the whole HSP research group. 

Research Group Members at MMC

The group is led by

Professor, senior

Göran Tomson

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 833 59
Organizational unit: MMC/HEPM
E-mail: Goran.Tomson@ki.se

Pia Bastholm RahmnerAssociated
Max PetzoldAssociated
Göran TomsonProfessor, senior

Other affiliated members are:

Jesper Stenberg, MSc in Political Science, PhD Candidate

Selected Publications

Diabetes duration and health-related quality of life in individuals with onset of diabetes in the age group 15-34 years - a Swedish population-based study using EQ-5D.
Sparring V, Nyström L, Wahlström R, Jonsson P, Ostman J, Burström K
BMC Public Health 2013 Apr;13():377

Changing healthcare utilization patterns in diabetes mellitus: case-control studies 1 year and 8 years after diagnosis.
Sparring V, Nyström L, Östman J, Wahlström R, Burström K, Jonsson P
Diabet. Med. 2012 Jun;29(6):784-91

Physicians' perceptions of possibilities and obstacles prior to implementing a computerised drug prescribing support system.
Bastholm Rahmner P, Andersén-Karlsson E, Arnhjort T, Eliasson M, Gustafsson L, Jacobsson L, et al
Int J Health Care Qual Assur Inc Leadersh Health Serv 2004 ;17(4-5):173-9 Bastholm Rahmner P, Andersén-Karlsson E, Arnhjort T, Eliasson M, Gustafsson LL, Jacobsson L, Ovesjö ML, Rosenqvist U, Sjöviker S, Tomson G, Holmström I. Physicians' perceptions of possibilities and obstacles prior to implementing a computerised drug prescribing support system. International Journal of health Care Quality Assurance, 2004;17:173-79.

Gender equity in health care in Sweden--minor improvements since the 1990s.
Jonsson P, Schmidt I, Sparring V, Tomson G
Health Policy 2006 Jun;77(1):24-36 Jonsson PM, Schmidt I, Sparring V, Tomson G. Gender equity in health care in Sweden  Minor improvements since the 1990s. 
Health Policy 2006;77:24-36.

Diffusion of magnetic resonance imaging in Iran.
Palesh M, Fredrikson S, Jamshidi H, Jonsson P, Tomson G
Int J Technol Assess Health Care 2007 ;23(2):278-85 

Selecting indicators for patient safety at the health system level in OECD countries.
McLoughlin V, Millar J, Mattke S, Franca M, Jonsson P, Somekh D, et al
Int J Qual Health Care 2006 Sep;18 Suppl 1():14-20 McLoughlin V, Millar J, Mattke S, Franca M, Jonsson PM, Somekh D, Bates D. Selecting indicators for patient safety at the health system level in OECD countries. 
International Journal of Quality in Health Care. 2006 Sep;18 Suppl 1:14-20.

Financing (external funders)

FAS, EC INCODEV HSR, POVILL, Sida/SAREC, SFO-V

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