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Stephanie Stock

2007-08 Harkness Fellow Harkness/Bosch Foundation Fellow Assistant Professor and Research Fellow University of Cologne Medical School


Harkness Project Title: Improving Quality of Care in Home Healthcare: What Can We Learn From Other Settings?

Mentor: Mary Naylor, Ph.D., FAAN, R.N.

Placement: University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Biography at time of Harkness Fellowship: Stephanie Stock, M.D., Ph.D., a 2007–08 Commonwealth Fund Harkness/Bosch Foundation Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice, is an assistant professor and research fellow in the Medical School of the University of Cologne, where her focus is on disease management, improvement of access to and quality of care for chronically ill, patient guidelines, health care financing, functioning and role of the risk compensation system in the statutory health insurance, cost-of-illness studies, and health care systems research. She has co-authored six books and written over 20 book chapters and over 30 peer-reviewed articles, published in journals such as Health Affairs, Health Policy, Diabetic Management, and Disease Management and Health Outcomes, 2006, and was the lead author in drafting the guidelines for the German Disease Management program introduced in 2003. Stock holds a degree in health economics from the European Business School at Oestrich-Winkel and a medical degree from Albert Einstein University at Ulm. Stock also spent a year studying at Tufts Medical School in Boston and time conducting research at the National Center for Quality Assurance in Washington D.C.

Current Positions:

  • Professor, Department of Health Economics and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Cologne
  • Acting Director, Institute of Health Economics and Clinical Epidemiology (IGKE) Hospital of the University of Cologne, Cologne Institute for Health Economics

(updated 2/2014)

E-mail: [email protected]

Harkness-Related Publications

Stock S. “Integrated Ambulatory Specialist Care — Germany’s New Health Care Sector,” NEJM, 2015. 

Stock S, Danner M. [Does the elicitation of stakeholder attitudes and preferences add valuable information to small-area analyses? : A health policy perspective]. Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz. 2014 Feb;57(2):188-96.

Zyriax BC, Letsch B, Stock S, Windler E. DELIGHT (Delay of impaired glucose tolerance by a healthy lifestyle trial) - A Feasibility Study on Implementing a Program of Sustainable Diabetes Prevention in German Companies. Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes. 2014 Jan;122(1):20-6.

Gibbert J, Müller D, Fauser S, Stock S. [Cost of illness of age-related macular degeneration. Systematic review on the development of a costs diary]. Ophthalmologe. 2013 Jun;110(6):528-36.

Gruber EV, Stock S, Stollenwerk B. Breast cancer attributable costs in Germany: a top-down approach based on sickness funds data. PLoS One. 2012;7(12):e51312.

Drabik A, Graf C, Büscher G, Stock S. [Evaluating the effectiveness of a disease management program diabetes in the German Statutory Health Insurance: first results and methodological considerations]. Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes. 2012;106(9):649-55

Zindel S, Stock S, Muller D, Stollenwerk B. "A multi-perspective cost-effectiveness analysis comparing rivaroxaban with enoxaparin sodium for thromboprophylaxis after total hip and knee replacement in the German healthcare setting." BMC Health Services Research. 2012, 12:192.

Schmidt H, Stock S, and Doran T, "Moving Forward with Wellness Incentives Under the Affordable Care Act: Lessons from Germany," The Commonwealth Fund, May 2012. 

Stock S, Drabik A, Buescher G, et al. "German Diabetes Management Programs Improve Quality of Care and Curb Costs.“ Health Affairs 2010; 29(12):2197-2205.

Stock S, Schmidt H, Buscher G, Gerber A et al. "Financial incentives in the Germany Statutory Health Insurance: New findings, new questions.” Health Policy 2010, dpo:10.1016/j.healthpol.2009.12.015

Stock S. “Examining Strategies for Implementing Best Practices in Home Healthcare.” Journal for Healthcare Quality 2010; 31(2): 10-17.

Stock S., Tebest R, Reider L, Boult C. “Herausforderung Demenz Versorgungs strukturen für die Zukunft entwickeln.“ Monitor Versorgungsforschung January 2010: 25-29.

Redealli M, Stock S, Simic D, Wilm S. "Substitution or delegation? Diminishing physician workload through nurses in ambulatory care." A literature review for the German physician association, August 2009

Schmidt H., Gerber A., Stock S., “What can we learn from German health incentive schemes?” BMJ 2008; 338: 725-728.