Imperial College London

Dr Søren Rud Kristensen

Faculty of MedicineInstitute of Global Health Innovation

Senior Lecturer in Health Economics



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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.



Kluge H, Kelley E, Swaminathan S, et al., 2018, After Astana: building the economic case for increased investment in primary health care., Lancet, Vol:392, Pages:2147-2152

Borghi J, Singh NS, Brown G, et al., 2018, Understanding for whom, why and in what circumstances payment for performance works in low and middle income countries: Protocol for a realist review, Bmj Global Health, Vol:3

Oxholm AS, Kristensen SR, Sutton M, 2018, Uncertainty about the effort-performance relationship in threshold-based payment schemes, Journal of Health Economics, Vol:62, ISSN:0167-6296, Pages:69-83

Stokes J, Struckmann V, Kristensen SR, et al., 2018, Towards incentivising integration: A typology of payments for integrated care, Health Policy, Vol:122, ISSN:0168-8510, Pages:963-969

Larsen KN, Kristensen SR, Søgaard R, 2018, Autonomy to health care professionals as a vehicle for value-based health care? Results of a quasi-experiment in hospital governance., Soc Sci Med, Vol:196, Pages:37-46

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