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Kamrul Islam

Associate Professor, II
  • E-mailKamrul.Islam@uib.no
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    Fosswinckelsgate 14
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    Postboks 7802
    5020 BERGEN
  • Health Economics

  • Social Insurance Economics

  • Social Capital

  • Microeconometrics

Health Economics (ECON 321)

Musculoskeletal disorders FYST333 (Health Economics part)

Academic article
  • Show author(s) 2021. Evaluating Complex Health and Social Care Program Using Multi-criteria Decision Analysis: A Case Study of “Better Together in Amsterdam North”. Value in Health.
  • Show author(s) 2021. Comparing two interdisciplinary occupational rehabilitation programs for employees on sick leave: a mixed-method design study protocol. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Skill mix and patient outcomes: A multi-country analysis of heart disease and breast cancer patients. Health Policy. 1074-1082.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Health-related quality of life of long-term patients receiving opioid agonist therapy: a nested prospective cohort study in Norway. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy. 1-12.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Comparing patients’ and other stakeholders’ preferences for outcomes of integrated care for multimorbidity: a discrete choice experiment in eight European countries. BMJ Open.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Evaluation of integrated care services in Catalonia: population-based and service-based real-life deployment protocols. BMC Health Services Research. 1-11.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Cost-analysis of virtual reality training based on the Virtual Reality for Upper Extremity in Subacute stroke (VIRTUES) trial. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. 373-378.
  • Show author(s) 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. 1118-1125.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 2018. New professional roles and patient satisfaction: Evidence from a European survey along three clinical pathways . Health Policy. 1078-1084.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Co-ordination of health care: the case of hospital emergency admissions. European Journal of Health Economics. 1-17.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Social capital and cigarette smoking: New empirics featuring the Norwegian HUNT data. Economics and Human Biology. 174-185.
  • Show author(s) 2016. The impact on practice, outcomes and costs of new roles for health professionals: a study protocol for MUNROS. BMJ Open.
  • Show author(s) 2016. The Ambiguous Effect of GP Competition: The Case of Hospital Admissions . Health Economics. 22 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Sickness absence among immigrants in Norway: Does occupational disparity matter? European Sociological Review. 1-12.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Interdependency between social care and hospital care: the case of hospital length of stay. European Journal of Public Health. 927-933.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Between two beds: inappropriately delayed discharges from hospitals. International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics. 201-217.
  • Show author(s) 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. 1590-1598.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Does income-related health inequality change as the population ages? Evidence from Swedish panel data. Health Economics. 334-349.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Does income-related health inequality change as the population ages? Evidence from Swedish panel data. Health Economics.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Social capital externalities and mortality in Sweden. Economics and Human Biology. 19-42.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Social capital and health: Does egalitarianism matter? A literature review. International Journal for Equity in Health.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Formal and informal care for people with Dementia: variation in costs over time. Ageing & Society. 303-326.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Formal and informal care for people with Dementia: Factors associated with service receipt. Aging & Mental Health. 255-265.
Report
  • Show author(s) 2010. Teachers' sickness absence in primary schools: A panel data multilevel analysis. .
  • Show author(s) 2009. Economic Effects of the Municipality Occupational Therapy Services in Norway. .
  • Show author(s) 2008. Does variation in GP practice matter for the length of sickness absenteeism? A multilevel analysis based on Norwegian GP--patient data. .
  • Show author(s) 2006. The costs of maternal–newborn illness and mortality . .
Lecture
  • Show author(s) 2017. Skill mix, and patient quality of life and satisfaction.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Skill mix variations: Health outcomes and resource use.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Skill mix and health outcomes: A European comparison of heart disease and breast cancer patients.
  • Show author(s) 2017. SELFIE WP 5: (Comprehensive evaluations of most promising ICC models using MCDA): Status and Remaining Challanges .
  • Show author(s) 2017. Health Outcomes.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Does workplace social capital affect sickness absence? Evidence from Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2016. The Impact of Workplace Social Capital on Sickness Absenteeism.
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) 2021. Opponent (External Evaluator) of a PhD thesis titled "Hips don’t lie – the use of benchmarking and register data to assess the performance of orthopaedic care".
  • Show author(s) 2020. Opponent (External Evaluator) of a PhD Thesis titled "Healthcare financing challenges and opportunities to achieving universal health coverage in the low- and middle-income country context".
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) 2021. Labour market participation of the chronically ill: Does education make any difference?
  • Show author(s) 2020. Labor market trajectories of people with chronic conditions: the relations between local services provision and labor market participation.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Patient Pathways, Multi-Morbidity and 30-day Survival Rates – The Norwegian Coordination Reform Revisited.
  • Show author(s) 2019. MCDA results on Integrated Care Programme in Norway: Learning Network .
  • Show author(s) 2019. General discussion on analytical and costing issues in WP5.
  • Show author(s) 2018. SELFIE WP5–MCDA of Integrated Care Programme: Learning Network, Norway: Preliminary Results.
  • Show author(s) 2018. SELFIE WP5- Example Statistical Analysis.
  • Show author(s) 2018. SELFIE WP3 Financing Workshop: Coordination reform, Healthcare use and Health in Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Quasi-experimental studies and natural experiments to evaluate the performance.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Incentive within primary care and the effects on health for multimorbid patients in Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2018. HELSEVEL funding application: Discussion on the issues concerning quantitative study designs .
  • Show author(s) 2016. Worplace Social capital and Sickness Absence.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Sustainable intEgrated care modeLs for multi-morbidity: delivery, FInancing and performancE (SELFI) workshop.
  • Show author(s) 2016. New Professional Roles: Processes, Productivity and Health Outcomes.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Does Emergency Bed Capacity in Primary Care Effect Emergency Hospital Admissions?
  • Show author(s) 2015. Workplace Social Capital, Life Style and Sickness Absence.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Understanding Outcomes part 2: Process and Productivity indicators and Clinical Effect (WP 7).
  • Show author(s) 2015. New Professional Roles: Processes, Productivity and Health Outcomes.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Coordination Reform and Hospital Emergency Admissions in Norway: Results from a Quasi-Experiment.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Primary Care Physician Capacity and Hospital Admissions.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Economic Evaluation of Health Care.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Capacity of Primary Physician practices and hospital admissions.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Midterm Reviewer/Evaluator of a PhD project titled “Patient flow and health care costs in secondary care - A study of hospitals and ambulances”.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Hospitals’ Bed Blocking by Elderly Patients: Do Social Care Resources Matter?
  • Show author(s) 2011. The Social Capital and Health Hypothesis: A Theory and New Empirics Featuring the Norwegian HUNT Data.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Long Term Care Services and Hospital Length of Stay in Norway: A Quantile Regression Analysis.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Hvordan påvirker sosial kapital sykdommer folk får? Presenter: Oddvar Kaarbøe.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Discussant on the paper entitled “Do hospitals respond to prices? Evidence from Norway” presented by Jurgita Januleviciute.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Discussant on the paper entitled "Longitudinal Analysis of Generic Substitution" presented by Steinar Strøm.
  • Show author(s) 2010. The social capital and health hypothesis: An integrating theory and new empirics.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Teachers' sickness absence in primary schools: A panel data multilevel analysis.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Job and Sickness Absence among Immigrants in Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Discussant on the paper entitled "Social Capital and Health of Older Europeans" by Nicolas Sirven.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Variation in sickness absenteeism between the primary school teachers' in Norway: A panel data multilevel analysis.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Does variation in GP practice really matter for the length of sickness absenteeism? A multilevel analysis based on Norwegian GP—patient data.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Does variation in GP practice matter for the length of sick leave? A multilevel analysis.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) 2018. Workplace social capital and sickness absence. 23 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Social capital and types of illness: where is it most effective? 12 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2018. History of social capital and health. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2014. How Do We Invest in Social Capital? An Exploration of an Economic Model of Social Capital and Health. 10 pages.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Selected International Publications

"Cost-analysis of virtual reality training based on the Virtual Reality for Upper Extremity in Subacute stroke (VIRTUES) trial", Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 35(5):373-378, 2019 doi: 10.1017/S026646231900059X. (with Iris Brunner)

"Coordination of Health Care: the case of hospital emergency admissions". The European Journal of Health Economics, vol 20, pp 525–541, 2019.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10198-018-1015-x. (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).

"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 (with Ulf-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)

Work in progress

  • Patient Pathways, Multimorbidity and 30-day Survival Rates (submitted) (with Jan Erik Askildsen and Egil Kjerstad).
  • "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
  • "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 Jense.
  • "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.

BSc & MSc in Econ (JU, BD)

MSc in Health Econ (York, UK);

PhD in Health Econ (Lund, Sweden)