Thomson, Sarah


Dr Sarah Thomson  

Department

Position held

Department of Social Policy

Associate Professor in Health Policy

LSE Health

Deputy Director

Non LSE positions held

Department

Position held

European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Head of the LSE Hub

Experience keywords:

health care reform; health systems; comparative health policy; Europe; health financing policy; health insurance

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Sarah Thomson's research focuses on analysing health systems, health care reform, and health financing policy in high-income countries, often from a comparative perspective. Recent involves detailed analysis of health systems and financial sustainability in selected countries.

Media experience:

RadioTV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6474

Publications

LSE Research Online, Funnelback Search

2014

Stabile, Mark and Thomson, Sarah (2014) The changing role of government in financing health care: an international perspective Journal of Economic Literature, 52 (2). 480-518. ISSN 0022-0515

Thomson, Sarah and Figueras, Josep and Evetovits, Tamás and Jowett, Matthew and Mladovsky, Philipa and Maresso, Anna and Cylus, Jonathan and 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 .

Cashin, Cheryl and Chi, Y-Ling and Smith, Peter and 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

2013

Moreno-Serra, Rodrigo and 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

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.

Mladovsky, Philipa and Thomson, Sarah (2013) European health systems are changing in response to the financial crisis but face barriers to implementing necessary reforms LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (1 Mar 2013) Blog entry

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

Stabile, Mark and Thomson, Sarah and Allin, Sara and Boyle, Seán and Busse, Reinhard and Chevreul, Karine and Marchildon, Greg and Mossialos, Elias (2013) Health care cost containment strategies used in four other high-income countries hold lessons for the United States Health Affairs, 32 (4). 643-652. ISSN 0278-2715

Karanikolos, Marina and Mladovsky, Philipa and Cylus, Jonathan and Thomson, Sarah and Basu, Sanjay and Stuckler, David and Mackenbach, Johan P and McKee, Martin (2013) Financial crisis, austerity, and health in Europe Lancet, 381 (9874). 1323-1331. ISSN 0140-6736

Thomson, Sarah and Busse, Reinhard and Crivelli, Luca and van de Ven, Wynand and Van de Voorde, Carine (2013) Statutory health insurance competition in Europe: a four-country comparison Health Policy, 109 (3). 209-225. ISSN 0168-8510

2012

Evetovits, Tamas and Figueras, Josep and Jowett, Matthew and Mladovsky, Philipa and Nolan, Anne and Normand, Charles and Thomson, Sarah (2012) Health system responses to financial pressures in Ireland: policy options in an international context Thomson, Sarah and Jowett, Matthew and Mladovsky, Philipa, eds Department of Health, Dublin.

Baeten, Rita and Thomson, Sarah (2012) Health care policies: European debate and national reforms In: Natali, David and Vanhercke, Bart, (eds.) Social Developments in the European Union 2011. European Social Observatory, Brussels, Belgium, 187-212.

(2012) International profiles of health care systems 2012: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States Thomson, Sarah and Osborn, Robin and Squires, David and Jun, Miraya, eds The Commonwealth Fund.

Mladovsky, Philipa and Srivastava, Divya and Cylus, Jonathan and Karanikolos, Marina and Evetovits, Tamás and Thomson, Sarah and McKee, Martin (2012) Health policy responses to the financial crisis in Europe Policy summary, 5. World Health Organization on behalf of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2011

Thomson, Sarah and Habicht, Triin and Rooväli, Liis and Evetovits, Tamás and Habicht, Jarno (2011) Responding to the challenge of financial sustainability in Estonia's health system: one year on World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Thomson, Sarah and Osborn, Robin and Squires, David and Reed, Sarah Jane (ed.) (2011) International profiles of health care systems 2011: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States New York, The Commonwealth Fund.

2010

Thomson, Sarah (2010) What role for voluntary health insurance? In: Kutzin, Joseph and Cashin, Cheryl S. and Jakab, Melitta, (eds.) Implementing Health Financing Reform: Lessons From and for Countries in Transition. World Health Organization, Copenhagen, Denmark. ISBN 9789289042116

Thomson, Sarah and Mossialos, Elias (2010) Private health insurance and the internal market In: Mossialos, Elias and Permanand, Govin and Baeten, Rita and Hervey, Tamara, (eds.) Health Systems Governance in Europe: the Role of Eu Law and Policy. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 419-460. ISBN 9780521747561

Thomson, Sarah and Foubister, Thomas and Mossialos, Elias (2010) Can user charges make health care more efficient? British Medical Journal, 341 (aug18 ). c3759-c3759. ISSN 0959-535X

Thomson, Sarah and Võrk, Andres and Habicht, Triin and Rooväli, Liis and Evetovits, Tamás and Habicht, Jarno (2010) Responding to the challenge of financial sustainability in Estonia's health system World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark. ISBN 9789289041997

Thomson, Sarah and Mossialos, Elias (2010) Primary care and prescription drugs: coverage, cost-sharing, and financial protection in six European countries Issues in international health policy, The Commonwealth Fund.

Ettelt, Stefanie and Mays, Nicholas and Chevreul, Karine and Nikolentzos, Athanasios and Thomson, Sarah and Nolte, Ellen (2010) Involvement of ministries of health in health service coverage decisions: is England an aberrant case? Social Policy and Administration, 44 (3). 225-243. ISSN 0144-5596

2009

Thomson, Sarah and Foubister, Thomas and Kutzin, Joseph and Permanand, Govin and Bryndová, Lucie (2009) Addressing financial sustainability in health systems Policy brief, 1. World Health Organization on behalf of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.

Thomson, Sarah and Foubister, Thomas and Mossialos, Elias (2009) Financing health care in the European Union: challenges and policy responses World Health Organization on behalf of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Copenhagen, Denmark. ISBN 9789289041652

Thomson, Sarah and Mossialos, Elias (2009) Private health insurance in the European Union Studies and Reports on Health and Long-Term Care, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium.

2008

Ettelt, Stefanie and Nolte, Ellen and Thomson, Sarah and Mays, Nicholas (2008) Capacity planning in health care: a review of the international experience Policy brief, World Health Organization on behalf of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Gemmill, Marin C. and Thomson, Sarah and Mossialos, Elias (2008) What impact do prescription drug charges have on efficiency and equity? Evidence from high-income countries International Journal for Equity in Health, 7 (12). ISSN 1475-9276

Nolte, Ellen and Ettelt, Stefanie and Thomson, Sarah and Mays, Nicholas (2008) Learning from other countries: an on-call facility for health care policy Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 13 (2 (S)). 58-64. ISSN 1355-8196

Thomson, Sarah and Foubister, Thomas and Mossialos, Elias (2008) Health care financing in the context of social security DG internal policies of the Union, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium.

2007

Thomson, Sarah and Mossialos, Elias (2007) EU law and regulation of private health insurance Health Economics, Policy and Law, 2 (2). 117-124. ISSN 1744-1331

Ettelt, Stefanie and Nolte, Ellen and Thomson, Sarah and Mays, Nicholas (2007) A review of the role and responsibilities of national ministries of health in five countries London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.

Thomson, Sarah and Ettelt, Stefanie and Nolte, Ellen (2007) The regulation of competition between publicly-financed hospitals: a rapid review commissioned by the Department of Health London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.

Thomson, Sarah and Mossialos, Elias (2007) Regulating private health insurance in the European Union: the implications of single market legislation and competition policy Journal of European Integration, 29 (1). 89-107. ISSN 0703-6337

Ettelt, Stefanie and Thomson, Sarah and Nolte, Ellen and Mays, Nicholas (2007) The systematic use of cost-effectiveness criteria to inform decisions about the removal of items from publicly-financed 'benefits packages' London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.

Mossialos, Elias and Allin, Sara and Figueras, Josep and Busse, Reinnhard and Dixon, Anna and Grosse-Tebbe, Susanne and Kutzin, Joseph and McDaid, David and Nolte, Ellen and Rico, Ana and Riesberg, Annette and Thomson, Sarah (2007) Health systems in transition: template for analysis World Health Organization on behalf of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2006

Ettelt, Stefanie and Nolte, Ellen and Thomson, Sarah and Mays, Nicholas (2006) Health care capacity planning: a review of international experience London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.

Thomson, Sarah and Dixon, Anna (2006) Choices in health care: the European experience Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 11 (3). 167-171. ISSN 1355-8196

Ettelt, Stefanie and Nolte, Ellen and Thomson, Sarah and Mays, Nicholas (2006) Healthcare capacity planning: a review of international experience Department of Health, London, UK.

Ettelt, Stefanie and Nolte, Ellen and Mays, Nicholas and Thomson, Sarah (2006) Health care outside hospital: accessing generalist and specialist care in eight countries London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.

Thomson, Sarah and Ettelt, Stefanie and Nolte, Ellen and Mays, Nicholas (2006) Approaches to enhancing appropriateness of decision making in hospital: experiences from 12 countries London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.

Thomson, Sarah and Mossialos, Elias (2006) Choice of public or private health insurance: learning from the experience of Germany and the Netherlands Journal of European Social Policy, 16 (4). 315-327. ISSN 0958-9287

Ettelt, Stefanie and Thomson, Sarah and Nolte, Ellen and Mays, Nicholas (2006) Reimbursing highly specialised hospital services: the experience of activity-based funding in eight countries London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.

Foubister, Thomas and Thomson, Sarah and Mossialos, Elias and McGuire, Alistair (2006) Private medical insurance in the United Kingdom World Health Organization, Copenhagen, Denmark. ISBN 9289022884

Thomson, Sarah and Mossialos, Elias (2006) Regulating private health insurance in the European Union: the implications of single market legislation and competition policy LSE Health Working Papers, 4/2006. London School of Economics and Political science, London, UK. ISBN 0753019744

2005

Foubister, Thomas and Thomson, Sarah and Mossialos, Elias and McGuire, Alistair (2005) Report on private medical insurance to the UK Department of Health UK Department of Health.

Mossialos, Elias and Masseria, Cristina and Allin, Sara and Thomson, Sarah (2005) Health and living conditions in an enlarged Europe Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, European Union.

Thomson, Sarah and Allin, Sara and Busse, Reinnhard (2005) Health systems profiles template World Health Organization on behalf of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2004

Mossialos, Elias and Thomson, Sarah (2004) Voluntary health insurance in the European Union World Health Organization, Copenhagen, Denmark. ISBN 9289010657

Thomson, Sarah and Mossialos, Elias (2004) The regulatory framework for voluntary health insurance in the European Union: implications for accession countries In: den Exter, A., (ed.) Health and Accession. Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Thomson, Sarah and Mossialos, Elias (2004) Influencing demand for drugs through cost sharing In: Mossialos, Elias and Mrazek, M and Walley, T, (eds.) Regulating Pharmaceuticals in Europe : Striving for Efficiency, Equity and Quality. Open University Press, Maidenhead, UK, 227-244. ISBN 0335214657

Thomson, Sarah and Mossialos, Elias and McKee, Martin and Nolte, Ellen and Allin, Sara (2004) Health and health systems in the new member states of the European Union Institut des Sciences de la Santé, Paris, France.

Jesse, Maris and Habicht, Jarno and Aaviksoo, Ain and Koppel, Agris and Irs, Alar and Thomson, Sarah (2004) Health care systems in transition: Estonia World Health Organization on behalf of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Copenhagan, Denmark.

Mossialos, Elias and Thomson, Sarah and Ter-Linden, A (2004) Information technology law and health systems in the European Union International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 20 (4). 498-508. ISSN 0266-4623

Thomson, Sarah and Mossialos, Elias (2004) Funding health care from private sources: what are the implications for equity, efficiency, cost containment and choice in Western European health systems? World Health Organization on behalf of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2003

Thomson, Sarah and Mossialos, Elias (2003) Key trends in private European health insurance In: Private Hospital Healthcare Europe: the Reference Guide for Independent Hospitals. Campden Publishing, London, UK. ISBN 9781904471080

Thomson, Sarah and Dixon, Anna and Mossialos, Elias (2003) Funding health care in Europe: weighing up the options Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Sweden.

Mossialos, Elias and Thomson, Sarah (2003) Access to health care in the European Union: the impact of user charges and voluntary health insurance In: Gulliford, M. and Morgan, Mary S., (eds.) Access to Health Care. Routledge, New York, USA, 143-173. ISBN 0415275466

Thomson, Sarah and Mossialos, Elias and Jemiai, Nadia (2003) User charges for health services in the European Union: report prepared for the Directorate General for Employment and Social Affairs of the European Commission Directorate General for Employment and Social Affairs of the European Commission, London, UK.

2002

Vallgårda, Signild and Thomson, Sarah and Krasnik, Allan and Vrangbaek, Karsten (2002) Denmark In: Dixon, Anna and Mossialos, Elias, (eds.) Health Care Systems in Eight Countries: Trends and Challenges. London School of Economics & Political Science, London, UK, 17-29. ISBN 075301548X

Sandier, Simone and Polton, Dominique and Paris, Valérie and Thomson, Sarah (2002) France In: Dixon, Anna and Mossialos, Elias, (eds.) Health Care Systems in Eight Countries: Trends and Challenges. London School of Economics & Political Science, London, UK, 31-46. ISBN 075301548X

Mossialos, Elias and Thomson, Sarah (2002) Voluntary health insurance in the European Union In: Mossialos, Elias and Dixon, Anna and Figueras, Josep and Kutzin, Joseph, (eds.) Funding Health Care: Options for Europe. Open University Press, Buckingham, UK, 128-160. ISBN 0335209254

Mossialos, Elias and Thomson, Sarah (2002) Voluntary health insurance in the European Union: report prepared for the Directorate General for Employment and Social Affairs of the European Commission London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London, UK.

Thomson, Sarah and Busse, R and Mossialos, Elias (2002) Low demand for substitutive voluntary health insurance in Germany Croatian Medical Journal, 43 (4). 425-432. ISSN 0353-9504

2001

Thomson, Sarah and Maresso, A (2001) Health care systems in transition: Italy European Observatory on Health Care Systems, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Thomson, Sarah and Pitman, Damian and Mossialos, Elias (2001) Clinical practice and the UK Human Rights Act 1998: protecting individual rights in the interest of the wider community Clinical Medicine, 1 (6). 464-469. ISSN 1470-2118


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