Sarah Thomson

Biography

Dr Sarah Thomson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy and a Senior Research Associate with the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. She is currently seconded to the World Health Organization, where she works as a Senior Health Financing Specialist at the WHO Barcelona Office for Health Systems Strengthening. Sarah is a member of the European Commission’s Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health and associate editor of Health Economics, Policy and Law (Cambridge University Press). Her work focuses on comparative health systems policy analysis in high- and middle-income countries. 

Recent publications

  • Changes to health service planning, purchasing and delivery
    Mladovsky, Philipa, Thomson, Sarah and Maresso, Anna (2015) Changes to health service planning, purchasing and delivery. In: Thomson, Sarah, Jowett, Matthew, Evetovits, Tamás, Mladovsky, Philipa, Maresso, Anna, Figueras, Josep, Cylus, Jonathan, Karanikolos, Marina and Kluge, Hans, (eds.) Economic Crisis, Health Systems and Health in Europe: Impact and Implications for Policy. Open University Press, Maidenhead, UK, pp. 105-138. ISBN 9780335264001
  • Economic crisis, health systems and health in Europe: country experiences
    Maresso, Anna, Mladovsky, Philipa, Thomson, Sarah, Sagan, Anna, Karanikolos, Marina, Richardson, Erica, Cylus, Jonathan, Evetovits, Tamás, Jowett, Matthew, Figueras, Josep and Kluge, Hans, eds. (2015) Economic crisis, health systems and health in Europe: country experiences. Observatory studies series , 41 . WHO Regional Office for Europe / European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Copenhagen, Denmark. ISBN 9789289050340
  • The impact of the crisis on the health system and health in France
    Brunn, Matthias, Berg Brigham, Karen, Chevreul, Karine and Hernández-Quevedo, Cristina (2015) The impact of the crisis on the health system and health in France. In: Maresso, Anna, Mladovsky, Philipa, Thomson, Sarah, Sagan, Anna, Karanikolos, Marina, Richardson, Erica, Cylus, Jonathan, Evetovits, Tamás, Jowett, Matthew, Figueras, Josep and Kluge, Hans, (eds.) Economic crisis, health systems and health in Europe: country experiences. Observatory studies series(41). WHO Regional Office for Europe / European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Copenhagen, Denmark., pp. 75-101. ISBN 9789289050340
  • Paying for performance in healthcare: implications for health system performance and accountability
    Cashin, Cheryl, Chi, Y-Ling, Smith, Peter, Borowitz, Michael and Thomson, Sarah (eds.) (2014) Paying for performance in healthcare: implications for health system performance and accountability. European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies Series . Open University Press, Buckingham, UK. ISBN 9780335264384
  • The changing role of government in financing health care: an international perspective
    Stabile, Mark and Thomson, Sarah (2014) The changing role of government in financing health care: an international perspective. Journal of Economic Literature, 52 (2). pp. 480-518. ISSN 0022-0515
  • A comparison of hospital administrative costs In eight nations: US costs exceed all others by far
    Himmelstein, David U., Jun, Miraya, Busse, Reinhard, Chevreul, Karine, Geissler, Alexander, Jeurissen, Patrick, Thomson, Sarah, Vinet, Marie-Amelie and Woolhandler, Sttefie (2014) A comparison of hospital administrative costs In eight nations: US costs exceed all others by far. Health Affairs, 33 (9). pp. 1586-1594. ISSN 1544-5208
  • Economic crisis, health systems and health in Europe: impact and implications for policy
    Thomson, Sarah, Figueras, Josep, Evetovits, Tamás, Jowett, Matthew, Mladovsky, Philipa, Maresso, Anna, Cylus, Jonathan, Karanikolos, Marina and Kluge, Hans (2014) Economic crisis, health systems and health in Europe: impact and implications for policy. Policy summary, Permanand, Govin (ed.) 12. WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark .
  • Financial crisis, austerity, and health in Europe
    Karanikolos, Marina, Mladovsky, Philipa, Cylus, Jonathan, Thomson, Sarah, Basu, Sanjay, Stuckler, David, Mackenbach, Johan P and McKee, Martin (2013) Financial crisis, austerity, and health in Europe. Lancet, 381 (9874). pp. 1323-1331. ISSN 0140-6736
  • Measuring and comparing financial protection
    Moreno-Serra, Rodrigo, Thomson, Sarah and Xu, Ke (2013) Measuring and comparing financial protection. In: Papanicolas, Irene and Smith, Peter, (eds.) Health System Performance Comparison: an Agenda for Policy, Information and Research. Open University Press, Buckingham. ISBN 9780335247264
  • Measuring care coordination: health system and patient perspectives: report prepared for the Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions
    Schang, Laura, Waibel, Sina and Thomson, Sarah (2013) Measuring care coordination: health system and patient perspectives: report prepared for the Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions. LSE Health, London, UK.

For a full list of Sarah's publications, please see her LSE Research Online| page

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