Imperial College London

Dr Søren Rud Kristensen

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Honorary Senior Lecturer



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Dr. Søren Rud Kristensen is a Senior Lecturer in Health Economics at the Centre for Health Policy at the Institute of Global Health Innovation. He holds an MSc in Economics (2008) and a PhD in Economics (2012) from the University of Southern Denmark. Prior to joining Imperial College he was a Research Fellow and later Lecturer in Health Economics at the University of Manchester where he is now an Honorary Senior Lecturer. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark and has been a visiting scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dr Kristensen’s primary research interest is the design and effects of performance incentives in health care. His research takes point of departure in the economic theory of incentives and is conducted using microeconometric analyses of large data sets. His current research interests include the intended and unintended effects of using financial penalties to incentivise quality improvement in health care, payment models for integrated care, and value for money in patient safety.



Dantas Gurgel G, Kristensen SR, da Silva EN, et al., 2023, Pay-for-performance for primary health care in Brazil: A comparison with England's Quality Outcomes Framework and lessons for the future., Health Policy, Vol:128, Pages:62-68

Fardousi N, Nunes da Silva E, Kovacs R, et al., 2022, Performance bonuses and the quality of primary health care delivered by family health teams in Brazil: A difference-in-differences analysis., Plos Med, Vol:19

Francetic I, Meacock R, Elliott J, et al., 2022, Framework for identification and measurement of spillover effects in policy implementation: intended non-intended targeted non-targeted spillovers (INTENTS)., Implement Sci Commun, Vol:3

Kovacs R, Brown GW, Kadungure A, et al., 2022, Who is paid in pay-for-performance? Inequalities in the distribution of financial bonuses amongst health centres in Zimbabwe, Health Policy and Planning, Vol:37, ISSN:0268-1080, Pages:429-439

Allen T, Gyrd-Hansen D, Kristensen SR, et al., 2022, Physicians under Pressure: Evidence from Antibiotics Prescribing in England, Medical Decision Making, Vol:42, ISSN:0272-989X, Pages:303-312

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