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Agata Laszewska
Dr. scient. med. Agata Laszewska

Center for Public Health (Department of Health Economics)

ORCID: 0000-0002-6689-3708
T +43 1 40160 - 34844

Further Information


Cost of Illness; Evaluation Studies; Health economics; Health Services Research; Mental Health; Patient Outcome Assessment; Public Health; Quality of Life

Research interests

My research interests encompass a variety of public health and health economic topics with a biggest focus on mental health disorders especially in the context of quality of life impacts. In the field of mental health services evaluation and outcome assessment, I have studied a novel capability approach for the evaluation of healthcare services in German speaking countries and assessed the costs of mental disorders in Austria. Furthermore, in the field of outcome assessment, my previous studies provided an overview of existing patient-reported outcome measures suitable for quality-of-life/wellbeing measurement in evaluations of healthcare interventions and proposed a framework for comparable assessment of health-related quality of life in multi-national studies. My research interest extends to the assessment of inequalities (e.g. due to socioeconomic status) in quality of life and capabilities on a population level and across countries. Currently, I am working on a project examining socioeconomic gradients in the use of healthcare services among patients suffering from long Covid-19.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

All stages of health economic research including study design, ethics committee approval, primary data collection, project management, statistical analyses (Stata software) and manuscript preparation; Translation and psychometric validation (Item response theory and structural equation modelling) of a quality of life questionnaires; Cost-of-illness studies; Cost-effectiveness analysis.

Selected publications

  1. Łaszewska, A. et al. (2022) ‘Conceptual Framework for Optimised Proxy Value Set Selection Through Supra-National Value Set Development for the EQ-5D Instruments’, PharmacoEconomics, 40(12), pp. 1221–1234. Available at:
  2. Łaszewska, A. et al. (2021) ‘Patient-reported outcome measures suitable for quality of life/well-being assessment in multisectoral, multinational and multiperson mental health economic evaluations’, Evidence Based Mental Health, 25(2), pp. 85–92. Available at:
  3. Łaszewska, A., Helter, T. and Simon, J. (2021) ‘Perceptions of Covid-19 lockdowns and related public health measures in Austria: a longitudinal online survey’, BMC Public Health, 21(1). Available at:
  4. Łaszewska, A. et al. (2020) ‘The excess economic burden of mental disorders: findings from a cross-sectional prevalence survey in Austria’, The European Journal of Health Economics, 21(7), pp. 1075–1089. Available at:
  5. Łaszewska, A. et al. (2019) ‘Measuring broader wellbeing in mental health services: validity of the German language OxCAP-MH capability instrument’, Quality of Life Research, 28(8), pp. 2311–2323. Available at: