Imperial College London

Dr Søren Rud Kristensen

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

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.



Kovacs R, Maia Barreto JO, da Silva EN, et al., 2021, Socioeconomic inequalities in the quality of primary care under Brazil's national pay-for-performance programme: a longitudinal study of family health teams., Lancet Glob Health, Vol:9, Pages:e331-e339

Singh NS, Kovacs RJ, Cassidy R, et al., 2021, A realist review to assess for whom, under what conditions and how pay for performance programmes work in low- and middle-income countries., Soc Sci Med, Vol:270

Hayes H, Stokes J, Kristensen SR, et al., 2021, The effect of payment method and multimorbidity on health and healthcare utilisation, Journal of Health Organization and Management, ISSN:1477-7266

Stokes J, Shah V, Goldzahl L, et al., 2020, Does prevention-focused integration lead to the triple aim? An evaluation of two new care models in England, Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, ISSN:1355-8196

Simonsen NF, Oxholm AS, Kristensen SR, et al., 2020, What explains differences in waiting times for health care across socioeconomic status?, Health Economics, Vol:29, ISSN:1057-9230, Pages:1764-1785

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