Schang, Laura

Ms Laura Schang  


Position held

Research Assistant


Research Associate


Experience keywords:

comparative health policy; decision analysis; health economics; health services research; health systems; performance measurement; policy evaluation; public health

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Laura Schang's main academic interests are in health systems research, policy evaluation and decision analysis. Her current work focuses on strategies to improve care coordination for people with chronic conditions and the use of performance measurement and modelling techniques to make sense of variations in medical practice and inform resource allocation decisions.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Healthcare; Policy and Regulatory Bodies; Public Administration

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Austria; Europe; France; Germany; The Netherlands; UK


Dutch [Spoken: Basic, Written: Fluent]; French [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Fluent]; German [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream press

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Schang, Laura and Hynninen, Yrjänä and Morton, Alec and Salo, Ahti (2016) Developing robust composite measures of healthcare quality – ranking intervals and dominance relations for Scottish Health Boards Social Science and Medicine, 162. 59-67. ISSN 0277-9536

Parker, Devin M. and Schang, Laura and Wasserman, Jared R. and Viles, Weston D. and Bevan, Gwyn and Goodman, David C. (2016) Variation in utilization and need for tympanostomy tubes across England and New England Journal of Pediatrics, 179 (e4). 178-184. ISSN 0022-3476


Schang, Laura and Morton, Alec and DaSilva, Philip and Bevan, Gwyn (2014) From data to decisions?: exploring how healthcare payers respond to the NHS atlas of variation in healthcare in England Health Policy, 114 (1). 79-87. ISSN 0168-8510

Schang, Laura and De Poli, C. and Airoldi, Mara and Morton, Alec and Bohm, N. and Lakhanpaul, Monica and Schilder, A. and Bevan, Gwyn (2014) Using an epidemiological model to investigate unwarranted variation: the case of ventilation tubes for otitis media with effusion in England Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 19 (4). 236-244. ISSN 1355-8196


Schang, Laura (2013) Lessons from Europe: provider governance Briefing, NHS Confederation, Brussels.

Schang, Laura and 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.

Thomson, Sarah and Schang, Laura and Chernew, Michael E. (2013) Value-based cost sharing in the United States and elsewhere can increase patients' use of high-value goods and services Health Affairs, 32 (4). 704-712. ISSN 0278-2715


Schang, Laura and Lin, Vivian (2012) Delegated financing In: McQueen, David V. and Wismar, Matthias and Lin, Vivian and Jones, Catherine M. and Davies, Maggie, (eds.) Intersectoral Governance for Health in All Policies: Structures, Actions and Experiences. Observatory studies series (26). European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Copenhagen, Denmark, 129-146. ISBN 9789289002813

Schang, Laura and Morton, Alec (2012) LSE / Right Care project on NHS Commissioners’ use of the NHS atlas of variation in healthcare: case studies of local uptake The London School of Economics and Political Science and NHS Right Care, London, UK.

Kapur, A. K. and Chatzitheofilou, I. and Schang, L. K. (2012) Cost-effectiveness of rivaroxaban compared with warfarin for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation Value in Health, 15 (4). A122. ISSN 1098-3015

Schang, Laura K. and Czabanowska, Katarzyna M. and Lin, Vivian (2012) Securing funds for health promotion: lessons from health promotion foundations based on experiences from Austria, Australia, Germany, Hungary and Switzerland Health Promotion International, 27 (2). 295-305. ISSN 0957-4824


Schang, Thomas and Schang, Laura K. (2011) Ärztenetze erhalten im NHS mehr Verantwortung als in Deutschland Schleswig-Holsteinisches äRzteblatt (9). 24-25.

Schang, Laura (2011) Markets, networks and the quest for coordination: the story of Solimed Enterprise Health In: Horstmann, K. and Penders, B. and Dow, E., (eds.) Governance of Health Care Innovation; Excursions Into Politics, Science and Citizenship. Lulu, Raleigh, NC, USA. ISBN 9781446687147

Schang, Laura (2009) Morbidity-based risk structure compensation Health Policy Monitor, April (2009).

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