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Claudia Fischer
Mag.(FH) Dr. Claudia Fischer, MSc, MSc

Center for Public Health (Department of Health Economics)
Position: Research Associate (Postdoc)

ORCID: 0000-0001-7574-8097
T +43 1 40160 34846

Further Information


Benchmarking; Chronic Disease; Evaluation Studies; Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation; Health economics; Health Services Research; Health system performance assessment; Outcome Assessment (Health Care); Palliative Care; Public Health; Quality Indicators, Health Care; Telemedicine

Research group(s)

  • Health Economics
    Research Area: Major research areas include the socioeconomic aspects of health, the organisation and evaluation of health care services and health systems, and the comparative costs, benefits and cost-effectiveness of relevant preventative, diagnostic and treatment options.

Research interests

  • Health system performance assessment
  • Outcomes research
  • Patient reported outcome measures
  • Development and evaluation of performance measures
  • Economic evaluation
  • Quality of hospital care
  • Palliative care
  • Chronic disorders
  • Telemedicine
  • Prediction modelling

Selected publications

  1. Fischer C, Alvarico SJ, Wildner B, Schindl M, Simon J (2023): The relationship of hospital and surgeon volume indicators and post-operative outcomes in pancreatic surgery: a systematic literature review, meta-analysis and guidance for valid outcome assessment. HPB(Oxford) April;25(4):387-99.
  2. Fischer C, Mayer S, Peric N, Simon J, PECUNIA Group (2022): Establishing a comprehensive list of mental health-related services and resource use items in Austria: A national-level, cross-sectoral country report for the PECUNIA project. PLoS One, 21;17(1):e0262091.
  3. Fischer C, Mayer S, Peric N, Simon J. (2002): Harmonization issues in unit costing of service use for multi-country, multi-sectoral health economic evaluations: a scoping review. Health Econ Rev. 3;12(1):42.
  4. Fischer C, Lingsma M, Marang van de Mheen P, Kringos DS, Klazinga NS, Steyerberg EW. Is the readmission rate a valid quality indicator? A review of the evidence. PloS One. 2014; 9 (11).
  5. Fischer C, Lingsma H, Klazinga N, Hardwick R, Cromwell D, Steyerberg E, Groene O. Volume-outcome revisited: The effect of hospital and surgeon volumes on multiple outcome measures in oesophago-gastric cancer surgery. PLoS One. 2017 Oct 26;12(10).