Health, Management and Economics

Pedro Ferreira

PhD, Principal Investigator

The Health, Management and Economics group is formed by researchers originally from the Center for Health Studies and Research of the University of Coimbra (CEISUC), developing a transdisciplinary research approach in health systems and services, focusing in particular on the Portuguese system. The group's objective is to develop research on health systems/services and its main objectives are to contribute to the development of the field of health economics research under four main research areas: health systems, value in health, people in health, and health trajectories, contributing to analyze outcomes resulting from links between fundamental research in metabolic, environmental, genetic and aging-related diseases, good practices and technologies supporting living and active aging, and adoption of healthy lifestyles.

The research group is involved in a large range of scientific activities including post-graduate programs, participation in scientific national and international networks and dissemination of scientific activities. It includes skills from economics, management, statistics, health administration, medicine, nursing, physical therapy, and psychology.

This group deals with the overall system governance, including the analysis of the evidence based health policy-making, the reconciliation of economic priorities with the psychological well-being in health organizations, the assessment of equity in the access to healthcare, as well as the monitoring of audit systems. Moreover, this research group handles the impact of healthcare on people, users, caregivers and healthcare providers, including their involvement, empowerment, quality of life and satisfaction. At last, it deals with health over time for individuals, public, families or communities, including technology assessment, aging, chronic diseases and end-of-life care. This group will collaborate horizontally with all research lines to obtain scientific contents pertinent to research in health economics.

Group Members

Group Members

Group members are: Pedro Ferreira (PhD, Principal Investigator), Ana Antunes (PhD), Francisco Pimentel (PhD), Lara Ferreira (PhD), Ricardo Rodrigues (PhD), Rui Gonçalves (PhD), Rui Cruz (PhD), Vânia Gonçalves (PhD).

Selected Publications

Bottomley A, Pe M, Sloan J, Basch E, Bonnetain F, Calvert M, Campbell A, Cleeland C, Cocks K, Collette L, Dueck AC, Devlin N, Flechtner HH, Gotay C, Greimel E, Griebsch I, Groenvold M, Hamel JF, King M, Kluetz PG, Koller M, Malone DC, Martinelli F, Mitchell SA, Moinpour CM, Musoro J, O'Connor D, Oliver K, Piault-Louis E, Piccart M, Pimentel FL, Quinten C, Reijneveld JC, Schürmann C, Smith AW, Soltys KM, Taphoorn MJ, Velikova G, Coens C; SISAQOL Consortium Setting Standards in Analysing Quality of Life for Cancer Clinical Trials. Lancet Oncol. 2016 Nov;17(11):e510-e514. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(16)30510-1.

Ferreira, L.N., Ferreira, P.L., Ribeiro, F.P., Pereira, L.N. (2016) Comparing the performance of the EQ-5D-3L and the EQ-5D-5L in young Portuguese adults. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 14 (89) (ISI WoS indexed) (DOI: 10.1186/s12955-016-0491-x).

Ferreira, P.L., Ferreira, L.N. e Pereira, L.N. (2015) SF-6D portuguese population norms. European Journal of Health Economics. 16(3), 235-241. (ISI WoS indexed) (DOI: 10.1007/s10198-014-0568-6).

Rodrigues, R., Guest, D., & Budjanovcanin, A. (2016). Bounded or boundaryless? An empirical investigation of career boundaries and boundary crossing. Work, Employment & Society, 30(4): 669-686.

Gonçalves V, Sehovic I, Quinn G. (2014). Childbearing attitudes and decisions of young breast cancer survivors: A systematic review. Human Reproduction Update, 20:279-292. 10.1093/humupd/dmt039.

Selected Grants

“Monitoring the satisfaction of professionals and users of primary health care in Portugal”. Ministry of Health. 30.000€. PI: Pedro L Ferreira.

“ABC of Diabetes”. CEISUC. PI: Pedro L Ferreira.

“Neways – Cancer Network for Welfare Aging”. PI: Francisco Pimentel.

“Estimation of the EQ-5D-5L value set for Portugal”. EuroQol Group. 46.000€. PI: Pedro L Ferreira.

“RIMAS - Repository of health measurement and assessment”. CEISUC. PI: Pedro L Ferreira.

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