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Karsten Vrangbæk

Karsten Vrangbæk


Karsten Vrangbæk is professor at the Political Science and Public Health Department and Director of Center for Health Economics and Policy (CHEP) at the University of Copenhagen.

Primary fields of research

Karsten Vrangbæk is involved in a number of research and educational activities within the field of health policy and management dealing with a diverse range of issues related to health systems analysis, economic consequences of ageing populations, markets and public-private collaboration in health care and performance management in health care.

Karsten Vrangbæk has published extensively within the field of health policy and management. Vrangbæk has also conducted research on issues of coordination and integrated care in Denmark, Sweden and Norway, and has recently published a co-authored book comparing structural reforms to improve coordination of care in Denmark and Norway. Other current research projects include a comparative study of performance management in hospitals in Denmark, Germany and England, and an investigation of the implementation of EU’s Cross Border Healthcare Directive in selected member states. Karsten Vrangbæk has co-edited volume on "Decentralization" and "The Nordic Health Systems" for the European Observatory on Health Systems.

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