IHS - People

People at IHS in alphabetical order:

  • Dr. Claudia Fischer

    • Health Economics and Health Policy
    +43 1 59991 174
  • Health Services Research

    Health Systems Performance Assessment

    Outcomes Research

    Quality of Care

    Health Economics 

    Prediction Modelling

  • Bild Claudia Fischer



    Botje D, Ten Asbroek G, Plochg T, Anema H, Kringos DS, Fischer C, Wagner C, Klazinga NS. Are performance indicators used for hospital quality management: a Qualitative interview study amongst health professionals and quality managers in the Netherlands. BMC Health Services Research. 2016 Oct 13:16(1):574.



    Fischer C, Lingsma H, Anema H, Kievit J, Steyeberg EW, Niek NS. Testing the construct validity of hospital care quality indicators: A case study on hip replacement. BMC Health Services Research. 2016 Oct 13; 16(1):574.



    Fischer C, Lingsma H, Hardwick R, Cromwell DA, Steyerberg E, Groene O. Risk adjustment models for short-term outcomes after surgical resection for oesophagogastric cancer. British Journal of Surgery. 2016. 103(1): 105-116.



    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.



    Fischer C, Lingsma H, van Leersum N, Tollenaar RA, Wouters MW. Steyerberg EW. Comparing colon cancer outcomes: The impact of low hospital case volume and case-mix adjustment. European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2015; 41(8).



    Fischer C, Lingsma H, Marang van de Mheen P, et al. Is the readmission rate a valid quality indicator? A review of the evidence. PloS One. 2014; 9 (11)



    Aghaei HA, Ravaghi H, Kringos DS, Ogbu UC, Fischer C, Azami SR, Klazinga NS. Using quality measures for quality improvement: the perspective of hospital staff. PLoS One. 2014; 23;9(1).



    Anema HA, van der Veer SN, Kievit J, Krol-Warmerdam E, Fischer C, Steyerberg E, Dongelmans DA, Reidinga AC, Klazinga NS, de Keizer NF. Influences of definition ambiguity on hospital indicator scores: examples from The Netherlands. European Journal of Public Health. 2014;24(1):73-8.



    Anema HA, Kievit J, Fischer C, et al. Influences of hospital information systems, indicator data collection and computation on reported Dutch hospital performance indicator scores. BMC Health Services Research. 2013.12;13(1):212.



    Fischer C., Anema H., Klazinga N. The validity of indicators for assessing quality of care: A review of the European literature on the readmission rate. European Journal of Public Health. 2011 Dec 1-8. (Received the editor’s choice)



    Klazinga N, Fischer C, ten Asbroek A. Health services research activities related to performance indicators and benchmarking in Europe. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy. 2011 Jul; 16 Suppl 2:38-47.



    Fischer C, Brug J, Tak N, Yngve  A, te Velde S. Differences in fruit and vegetable intake and their determinants among 11-year-old schoolchildren between 2003 and 2009. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2011 Dec 22; 8:141.



    Fischer C, YıldırımM, SalmonJ, Chinapaw M.  Comparing different accelerometer cut points for sedentary time in children. Pediatrics exercise science 2012;24(2):220-8.





    Kringos DS, Fischer C, Lingsma HF, Marang-van de Mheen PK, Steyerberg EW, Klazinga NS. Onderzoek naar de bruikbaarheid van informatie over heropnames en heroperaties uit het DBC Informatiesysteem (DIS) voor het genereren van kwaliteitsindicatoren.



    Kringos DS, Anema HA, ten Asbroek AHA, Fischer C, Botje D, Kievit J, Steyerberg EW, Klazinga NS. Beperkt Zicht; Onderzoek naar de betrouwbaarheid, validiteit en bruikbaarheid van prestatie-indicatoren over de kwaliteit van de Nederlandse ziekenhuiszorg. Amsterdam: Nederlandse Federatie van Universitair Medische Centra (NFU). December 2012. ISBN: 978 90 9027307 3. 99 p.





    HSR Europe (2011). Policy brief, health services research.Retrieved January 08, 2015, from http://www.nivel.nl/sites/default/files/bestanden/Policybrief-health-services-research.pdf.





    • Health Services Research
    • Health Systems Performance Assessment
    • Outcomes Research
    • Quality of Care
    • Health Economics
    • Prediction Modelling



    • European Journal of Public Health
    • BMC Health Services Research
    • BMC Family Practise