Senior Researcher and Project Leader
Centre of Prevention and Health
National Institute of Public Health and the Environment
Harkness Project Title: A Comparison of Payment Reforms in the U.S. and the Netherlands
Mentor: Meredith B. Rosenthal, Ph.D. (Harvard School of Public Health)
Co-Mentor: Joseph P. Newhouse, Ph.D. (Harvard Medical School)
Placement: Harvard School of Public Health
Biography at time of Harkness Fellowship: Jeroen Struijs, Ph.D., M.Sc., a 2013-14 Dutch Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice, is a senior researcher at the Centre of Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, where he has been conducting research since 2000. He is also a senior researcher at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Prior to his work in health policy, Struijs was a practicing physiotherapist. Struijs’ research covers a broad range of topics surrounding payment reform and innovations in the organization of health care systems, particularly in primary care. His recent work has looked at the effects of bundled payments – newly introduced into the Dutch health care system – on the health care delivery process, quality of care, and health care expenditures. Jeroen has published peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Health Affairs, Health Policy, and New England Journal of Medicine. He is member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Integrated Care, and board member of the International Foundation for Integrated Care. Struijs holds a Ph.D. degree in health services research from University of Amsterdam, and two master’s degrees – one in health sciences from Maastricht University, and one in health services research from Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Project:Struijs project seeks to categorize payment reform models being employed across U.S. states and the Netherlands within a conceptual framework; and (where possible) to determine their effects on population health, quality and spending, and identify the main barriers and facilitators of successful implementation. He will conduct a literature review on the content, design, and effects of newly employed payment reforms, as well as interviews with academics, policymakers, health care providers, and health insurers from the U.S. and the Netherlands. He will also host a roundtable discussion with key leaders from the U.S. and Europe to test his conceptual framework against their experiences implementing such payment reforms.
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Current Positions: Senior Researcher and Project Leader, Centre of Prevention and Health, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (Updated 03/2014)
D. Hargreaves, F. Greaves, C. Levay, I. Mitchell, U. Koch, T. Esch, S. Denny, J. Frich, J. Struijs, A. Sheikh. “Comparison of healthcare experience and access between young and older adults in 11 high-income countries,” J Adolesc Health, 2015.
J. Struijs, H. Drewes, R. Heijink, C. Baan. “How to evaluate population management? Transforming the Care Continuum Alliance population health guide toward a broadly applicable analytical framework,” Health Policy, 2014.