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

Center for Public Health (Department of Health Economics)

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; Palliative Care; Public Health; Quality Indicators, Health Care; Telemedicine

Research group(s)

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, Lingsma H, Hardwick R, Cromwell DA, Steyerberg E, Groene O. Risk adjustment models for short-term outcomes after surgical resection for oesophago-gastric cancer. British Journal of Surgery. 2016. 103(1): 105-116.
  2. Fischer C, Steyerberg EW, Fonarow GC, Ganiats TG, Lingsma HF. A systematic review and meta-analysis on the association between quality of hospital care and readmission rates in patients with heart failure. American Heart Journal 2015 Nov;170(5):1005-17.
  3. Fischer C, Lingsma H, van Leersum N, Tollenaar RA, Wouters MW. Comparing colon cancer outcomes: The impact of low hospital case volume and case-mix adjustment. European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2015; 41(8).
  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).