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Kamrul Islam

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  • E-mailKamrul.Islam@uib.no
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  • Health Economics

  • Social Insurance Economics

  • Social Capital

  • Microeconometrics

Health Economics (ECON 321)

Musculoskeletal disorders FYST333 (Health Economics part)

Journal articles
  • Islam, M. Kamrul; Kjerstad, Egil. 2018. Co-ordination of health care: the case of hospital emergency admissions. European Journal of Health Economics. 1-17. doi: 10.1007/s10198-018-1015-x
  • Köppen, Julia; Maier, Claudia B.; Busse, Reinhard; Bond, Christine; Elliot, Robert; Bruhn, Hanne; Mclaggan, Debbie; Zvonickova, Marie; Hodyc, Daniel; Svobodová, Hana; Sutton, Matthew; Gibson, Jonathan; McBride, Anne; Zander, Britta; Coretti, Silvia; Ruggeri, Matteo; van Exel, Job; de Bont, Antoinette; Luyendjk, Marianne; Askildsen, Jan Erik; Islam, M. Kamrul; Opsahl, Jon; Sobczak, Alicja; Dykowska, Grazyna; Winter, Małgorzata; Ostrowska, Sabina; Mijal, Michal; Basihos, Seda; Dogan, Meryem; Güldem Ökem, Zaynep. 2018. What are the motivating and hindering factors for health professionals to undertake new roles in hospitals? A study among physicians, nurses and managers looking at breast cancer and acute myocardial infarction care in nine countries. Health Policy. 122: 1118-1125. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2018.07.018
  • Ruggeri, Matteo; Drago, Carlo; Moramarco, Vincenzo; Coretti, Silvia; Köppen, Julia; Islam, M. Kamrul; Gibson, Jonathan; Busse, Reinhard; Exel, Job van; Sutton, Matthew; Askildsen, Jan Erik; Bond, Christine; Elliot, Robert. 2018. New professional roles and patient satisfaction: Evidence from a European survey along three clinical pathways. Health Policy. 122: 1078-1084. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2018.07.020
  • Rutten-van Mölken, Maureen; Leijten, Fenna R M; Hoedemakers, Maaike; Tsiachristas, Apostolos; Verbeek, Nick; Karimi, Milad; Bal, Roland; de Bont, Antoinette; Islam, M. Kamrul; Askildsen, Jan Erik; Czypionka, Thomas; Kraus, Markus; Huic, Mirjana; Pitter, János György; Vogt, Verena; Stokes, Jonathan; Baltaxe, Erik. 2018. Strengthening the evidence-base of integrated care for people with multi-morbidity in Europe using Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA). BMC Health Services Research. 18. doi: 10.1186/s12913-018-3367-4
  • Islam, M. Kamrul; Folland, Shermann Thomas; Kaarbøe, Oddvar Martin. 2017. Social capital and cigarette smoking: New empirics featuring the Norwegian HUNT data. Economics and Human Biology. 26: 174-185. doi: 10.1016/j.ehb.2017.04.003
  • Bond, Christine; Bruhn, Hanne; de Bont, Antoinette; van Exel, Job; Busse, Reinhard; Sutton, Matthew; Askildsen, Jan Erik; Opsahl, Jon; Haug, Kjell; Berven, Nina; Folkestad, Bjarte; Ludvigsen, Kari; Ravneberg, Bodil; Östergren, Linda; Islam, M. Kamrul. 2016. The impact on practice, outcomes and costs of new roles for health professionals: a study protocol for MUNROS. BMJ Open. 6. Published 2016-04-26. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010511
  • Islam, M. Kamrul; Kjerstad, Egil. 2016. The Ambiguous Effect of GP Competition: The Case of Hospital Admissions. Health Economics. 22 pages. doi: 10.1002/hec.3439
  • Hansen, Hans-Tore; Holmås, Tor Helge; Islam, M. Kamrul; Naz, Ghazala. 2014. Sickness absence among immigrants in Norway: Does occupational disparity matter? European Sociological Review. 30: 1-12. doi: 10.1093/esr/jct007
  • Holmås, Tor Helge; Islam, M. Kamrul; Kjerstad, Egil. 2013. Interdependency between social care and hospital care: the case of hospital length of stay. European Journal of Public Health. 23: 927-933. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cks171
  • Holmås, Tor Helge; Islam, M. Kamrul; Kjerstad, Egil. 2013. Between two beds: inappropriately delayed discharges from hospitals. International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics. 13: 201-217. doi: 10.1007/s10754-013-9135-4
  • Aakvik, Arild; Holmås, Tor Helge; Islam, M. Kamrul. 2010. Does variation in general practitioner (GP) practice matter for the length of sick leave? A multilevel analysis based on Norwegian GP-patient data. Social Science and Medicine. 70: 1590-1598. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.01.031
  • Islam, M. Kamrul; Gerdtham, Ulf-G.; Clarke, Philip; Burström, Kristina. 2010. Does income-related health inequality change as the population ages? Evidence from Swedish panel data. Health Economics. 19: 334-349. doi: 10.1002/hec.1479
  • Islam, M. Kamrul; Gerdtham, Ulf-G.; Clarke, Philip; Burström, Kristina. 2009. Does income-related health inequality change as the population ages? Evidence from Swedish panel data. Health Economics. doi: 10.1002/hec.1479
  • Islam, M. Kamrul; Gerdtham, Ulf-G.; Gullberg, Bo; Lindström, Martin; Merlo, Juan. 2008. Social capital externalities and mortality in Sweden. Economics and Human Biology. 1: 19-42. doi: 10.1016/j.ehb.2007.09.004
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2006. Does it really matter where you live? A panel data multilevel analysis of Swedish municipality level social capital on individual health-related quality of life. Health Economics, Policy and Law. 1.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2006. Social capital and health: Does egalitarianism matter? A literature review. International Journal for Equity in Health. 5.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2003. Formal and informal care for people with Dementia: variation in costs over time. Ageing & Society. 23: 303-326.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2002. Formal and informal care for people with Dementia: Factors associated with service receipt. Aging & Mental Health. 6: 255-265.
Reports and theses
  • Bratberg, Espen; Holmås, Tor Helge; Islam, M. Kamrul; Vaage, Kjell. 2010. Teachers' sickness absence in primary schools: A panel data multilevel analysis. Department of Economics, University of Bergen, Norway. 30 pages.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2009. Economic Effects of the Municipality Occupational Therapy Services in Norway. HEB WP nr. 15/09, Bergen. 40 pages.
  • Aakvik, Arild; Holmås, Tor Helge; Islam, M. Kamrul. 2008. Does variation in GP practice matter for the length of sickness absenteeism? A multilevel analysis based on Norwegian GP--patient data. Dept. of Economics, UiB, Bergen, Norway. 23 pages.
Book sections
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2018. History of social capital and health. Chapter 3, pages 19-28. In:
    • Folland, Sherman; Nauenberg, Eric. 2018. Elgar Companion to Social Capital and Health. Edward Elgar Publishing. 328 pages. ISBN: 9781785360701.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul; Folland, Sherman; Kaarbøe, Oddvar Martin. 2018. Social capital and types of illness: where is it most effective? Chapter 9, pages 125-136. In:
    • Folland, Sherman; Nauenberg, Eric. 2018. Elgar Companion to Social Capital and Health. Edward Elgar Publishing. 328 pages. ISBN: 9781785360701.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul; Rocco, Lorenzo. 2018. Workplace social capital and sickness absence. Chapter 14, pages 196-218. In:
    • Folland, Sherman; Nauenberg, Eric. 2018. Elgar Companion to Social Capital and Health. Edward Elgar Publishing. 328 pages. ISBN: 9781785360701.
  • Folland, Sherman; Kaarbøe, Oddvar Martin; Islam, M. Kamrul. 2014. How Do We Invest in Social Capital? An Exploration of an Economic Model of Social Capital and Health. Chapter 3, pages 17-26. In:
    • Folland, Sherman; Rocco, Lorenzo. 2014. The Economics of Social Capital and Health. World Scientific. 220 pages. ISBN: 978-981429339-6.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Selected International Publications

"Coordination of Health Care: the case of hospital emergency admissions". The European Journal of Health Economics (forthcoming). (with Egil Kjerstad).

"Workplace social capital and sickness absence". In: Elgar Companion to Social Capital and Health. Chapter 14, Edward Elgar Publishing ISBN 9781785360701, p196-218, 2018. (with Lorenzo Rocco).

"Social capital and types of illness: where is it most effective? In: Elgar Companion to Social Capital and Health. Chapter 9. Edward Elgar Publishing ISBN 9781785360701.P.125-136, 2018. (with Sherman Folland and Oddvar Kaarbøe).

"History of Social capital and Health" In: Elgar Companion to Social Capital and Health, Chapter 3. Edward Elgar Publishing, ISBN 9781785360701. P. 19-28, 2018.

"New professional roles and patient satisfaction: Evidence from a European survey along three clinical pathways". Health Policy; Volum 122. p. 1078-1084, 2018. (with Matteo et al.).

"Strengthening the evidence-base of integrated care for people with multi-morbidity in Europe using Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA)". BMC Health Services Research; Volum 18, 2018. (with Rutten-van Mölken et al).

"Social Capital and Cigarette Smoking: New Empirics Featuring the Norwegian HUNT Data" With Sherman Folland and Oddvar Kaarbøe. Economics & Human BiologyVolume 26, , Pages 174–185. doi:http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ehb.2017.04.003, 2017.

"The Ambiguous Effect of GP Competition: The Case of Hospital Admissions". Health Economics, 26 (12), 1483-1504; 2017. doi: 10.1002/hec.3439. 2016 (with Egil Kjerstad).

"Sickness absence among immigrants in Norway: Does occupational disparity matter?" European Sociological Review, 30(1), 1-12, 2014. (With Hans-Tore Hansen, Tor Helge Holmås and Ghazala Naz).

"How Do We Invest in Social Capital? An Exploration of an Economic Model of Social Capital and Health” in “The Economics of Social Capital and Health: A Conceptual and Empirical Roadmap”, Chapter 3 edited by: Sherman Folland & Lorenzo Rocco. World Scientific Series in Global Healthcare Economics and Public Policy: ISBN 978-9814293396, 17-26, 2014. (With Sherman Folland and Oddvar Kaarbøe).

"Between Two Beds - Inappropriately delayed discharges from hospitals", International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics. 13(3-4), 201-217, 2013 (with Tor Helge Holmås and Egil Kjerstad).

"Interdependency between social care and hospital care: the case of hospital length of stay". European Journal of Public Health  23 (6), 927-933, 2013.  (with Tor Helge Holmas and Egil Kjerstad).

"Does variation in general practitioner (GP) practice matter for the length of sick leave? A multilevel analysis based on Norwegian GP-patient data". Social Science and Medicine, 70, 1590–1598, 2010 (With Arild Aakvik and Tor Helge Holmås).

"Does income-related health inequality change as the population ages? Evidence from Swedish panel data". Health Economics, 19 (3), 334-349, 2010. (With U-G. Gerdtham, P. Clarke and K. Burström).

Social capital externalities and mortality in Sweden". Economics and Human Biology, 6 (1), 19-42, 2008. (With U-G. Gerdtham, B. Gullberg, M. Lindström and J. Merlo).

"Does it really matter where you live? A panel data multilevel analysis of Swedish municipality level social capital on individual health-related quality of life." Health Economics, Policy and Law, 1(3), 209-235, 2006. (With J. Merlo, I. Kawachi, M. Lindström, K. Burström and U-G. Gerdtham).

"Social capital and health: Does egalitarianism matter? A literature review", International Journal for Equity in Health, 5 (3), 2006. ( With J. Merlo, I. Kawachi, M. Lindström and U-G. Gerdtham).

"Formal and informal care for people with Dementia: variation in costs over time." Ageing & Society, 23, 303-326, 2003. (With Justine Schneider, et al.).

"Formal and informal care for people with Dementia: Factors associated with service receipt". Aging & Mental Health, 6 (3), 255-265, 2002. (With Justine Schneider, et al.).

"Costing non-market activities in health care: probable options: Bangladesh perspective". Jahangirnagar Economic Review, 12(1):11-20, 2001. (with T. Pervin and M.N. Hoque).

"Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALYs) as a measure of health utility", Jahangirnagar Economic Review, 11 (1): 63-73, 2000. (with M.N. Hoque and A. Hossain).

Domestic resource mobilization efforts since independence." In 'Bangladesh at 25', Chapter 8, edited by Abdul Bayes and Anu Muhammad, University Press Limited (UPL), Dhaka, 1998. (With M. Mahmud and S.M. Harun).

"Influences of fiscal and monetary policy instruments on economic activity: The case of Bangladesh". Jahangirnagar Economic Review, 9(1): 1-11, 1997. (with K. Munim)

Referred working papers

Islam M. K., Gerdtham U-G (2006). The costs of maternal-newborn illness and mortality. Discussion paper series: Moving towards universal coverage – Maternal-newborn health and poverty, Working Paper N0. 2. WHO, Geneva. ISBN:9241594497.

Work in progress

  • Cost-effectiveness of virtual reality training: Calculation models based on the Virtual Reality for Upper Extremity in Subacute stroke (VIRTUES) trial (with Iris Brunner). Invited for Resubmission.
  • "Skill mix and patient's health outcomes: A European comparison of heart disease and breast cancer patients" With Jan Erik Askildsen et al  on behalf of the MUNROS team
  • "Skill mix and patient's health-related quality of life and satisfaction: Results from a European studyWith Jan Erik Askildsen et al on behalf of the MUNROS team
  • "Study protocol for the Comparing effects of two interdisciplinary occupational rehabilitation programs for individuals on sick-leave: design of a pragmatic randomized clinical trial" with Monica Eftedal, Torill H. Tveito, Stein Atle Lie and Chris Jensen
  • "Pre Hospital Diagnosis and Treatment of Stroke Patients in Helicopter Emergency Medical Services Equipped with a CT scanner:  A Cost-Benefit Analysis " With. Jan Erik Askildsen, Christian Lund and Hans Morten Lossius. Submitted.
  • "Teachers′ sickness absence in primary schools: A panel data multilevel analysis". With Espen Bratberg, Tor Helge Holmås and Kjell Vaage. Submitted.

BSc & MSc in Econ (JU, BD)

MSc in Health Econ (York, UK);

PhD in Health Econ (Lund, Sweden)