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Kamrul Islam

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

  • Social Insurance Economics

  • Social Capital

  • Microeconometrics

Health Economics (ECON 321)

Musculoskeletal disorders FYST333 (Health Economics part)

Academic article
  • Baltaxe, Erik; Cano, Isaac; Herranz, Carmen; Barberan-Garcia, A; Hernandez, C; Alonso, Albert; Bescos, Cristina; Burgos, EF; Cleries, Montserrat; Contel, Joan Carles; de Batlle, Jordi; Islam, M. Kamrul; Kaye, R; Lahr, Maarten; Martinez-Palli, G; Monterde, D; Rutten-van Mölken, Maureen P M H; Roca, J. 2019. Evaluation of integrated care services in Catalonia: population-based and service-based real-life deployment protocols. BMC Health Services Research.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul; Brunner, Iris. 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.
  • 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. 1118-1125.
  • 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.
  • 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. 1078-1084.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul; Kjerstad, Egil. 2018. Co-ordination of health care: the case of hospital emergency admissions. European Journal of Health Economics. 1-17.
  • 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. 174-185.
  • 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.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul; Kjerstad, Egil. 2016. The Ambiguous Effect of GP Competition: The Case of Hospital Admissions . Health Economics. 22 pages.
  • 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. 1-12.
  • 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. 927-933.
  • 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. 201-217.
  • 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. 1590-1598.
  • 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. 334-349.
  • 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.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul; Gerdtham, Ulf-G.; Gullberg, Bo; Lindström, Martin; Merlo, Juan. 2008. Social capital externalities and mortality in Sweden. Economics and Human Biology. 19-42.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2006. Social capital and health: Does egalitarianism matter? A literature review. International Journal for Equity in Health.
  • 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.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2003. Formal and informal care for people with Dementia: variation in costs over time. Ageing & Society. 303-326.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2002. Formal and informal care for people with Dementia: Factors associated with service receipt. Aging & Mental Health. 255-265.
Report
  • Bratberg, Espen; Holmås, Tor Helge; Islam, M. Kamrul; Vaage, Kjell. 2010. Teachers' sickness absence in primary schools: A panel data multilevel analysis. .
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2009. Economic Effects of the Municipality Occupational Therapy Services in Norway. .
  • 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. .
Lecture
  • Islam, M. Kamrul; Askildsen, Jan Erik. 2017. Skill mix, and patient quality of life and satisfaction.
  • Askildsen, Jan Erik; Islam, M. Kamrul. 2017. Skill mix variations: Health outcomes and resource use.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul; Askildsen, Jan Erik. 2017. Skill mix and health outcomes: A European comparison of heart disease and breast cancer patients.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul; Askildsen, Jan Erik. 2017. SELFIE WP 5: (Comprehensive evaluations of most promising ICC models using MCDA): Status and Remaining Challanges .
  • Askildsen, Jan Erik; Islam, M. Kamrul. 2017. Health Outcomes.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul; Rocco, Lorenzo. 2017. Does workplace social capital affect sickness absence? Evidence from Norway.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2016. The Impact of Workplace Social Capital on Sickness Absenteeism.
Academic lecture
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2019. Patient Pathways, Multi-Morbidity and 30-day Survival Rates – The Norwegian Coordination Reform Revisited.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2019. MCDA results on Integrated Care Programme in Norway: Learning Network .
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2019. General discussion on analytical and costing issues in WP5.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2018. SELFIE WP5–MCDA of Integrated Care Programme: Learning Network, Norway: Preliminary Results.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2018. SELFIE WP5- Example Statistical Analysis.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul; Askildsen, Jan Erik. 2018. SELFIE WP3 Financing Workshop: Coordination reform, Healthcare use and Health in Norway.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul; Askildsen, Jan Erik; Hoedemakers, Maaike; Rutten-van Mölken, Maureen P M H. 2018. Quasi-experimental studies and natural experiments to evaluate the performance.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2018. Incentive within primary care and the effects on health for multimorbid patients in Norway.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul; Kjerstad, Egil. 2018. HELSEVEL funding application: Discussion on the issues concerning quantitative study designs .
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2016. Worplace Social capital and Sickness Absence.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2016. Sustainable intEgrated care modeLs for multi-morbidity: delivery, FInancing and performancE (SELFI) workshop.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2016. New Professional Roles: Processes, Productivity and Health Outcomes.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2016. Does Emergency Bed Capacity in Primary Care Effect Emergency Hospital Admissions?
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2015. Workplace Social Capital, Life Style and Sickness Absence.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2015. Understanding Outcomes part 2: Process and Productivity indicators and Clinical Effect (WP 7).
  • Islam, M. Kamrul; Askildsen, Jan Erik. 2015. New Professional Roles: Processes, Productivity and Health Outcomes.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2015. Coordination Reform and Hospital Emergency Admissions in Norway: Results from a Quasi-Experiment.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2013. Primary Care Physician Capacity and Hospital Admissions.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2013. Economic Evaluation of Health Care.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2013. Capacity of Primary Physician practices and hospital admissions.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2012. Midterm Reviewer/Evaluator of a PhD project titled “Patient flow and health care costs in secondary care - A study of hospitals and ambulances”.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2012. Hospitals’ Bed Blocking by Elderly Patients: Do Social Care Resources Matter?
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2011. The Social Capital and Health Hypothesis: A Theory and New Empirics Featuring the Norwegian HUNT Data.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2011. Long Term Care Services and Hospital Length of Stay in Norway: A Quantile Regression Analysis.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul; Kaarbøe, Oddvar Martin. 2011. Hvordan påvirker sosial kapital sykdommer folk får? Presenter: Oddvar Kaarbøe.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2011. Discussant on the paper entitled “Do hospitals respond to prices? Evidence from Norway” presented by Jurgita Januleviciute.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2011. Discussant on the paper entitled "Longitudinal Analysis of Generic Substitution" presented by Steinar Strøm.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2010. The social capital and health hypothesis: An integrating theory and new empirics.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2010. Teachers' sickness absence in primary schools: A panel data multilevel analysis.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2010. Job and Sickness Absence among Immigrants in Norway.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2010. Discussant on the paper entitled "Social Capital and Health of Older Europeans" by Nicolas Sirven.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2009. Variation in sickness absenteeism between the primary school teachers' in Norway: A panel data multilevel analysis.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2009. Does variation in GP practice really matter for the length of sickness absenteeism? A multilevel analysis based on Norwegian GP—patient data.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2009. Does variation in GP practice matter for the length of sick leave? A multilevel analysis.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Islam, M. Kamrul; Rocco, Lorenzo. 2018. Workplace social capital and sickness absence. 23 pages.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul; Folland, Sherman; Kaarbøe, Oddvar Martin. 2018. Social capital and types of illness: where is it most effective? 12 pages.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul. 2018. History of social capital and health. 10 pages.
  • 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. 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).

"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

  • 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)