Dr Mauro Laudicella
Dr Mauro Laudicella is a Senior Lecturer in Health Economics in the HSR and Management division of the School of Health Sciences and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Imperial College Business School and Centre for Health Policy. He previously worked as a Research Fellow in the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York.
He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of York and an MSc in Economics from the University College London.
Mauro's research interests are in Health Economics with a focus on the English National Health System and health reforms. His research uses quantitative methods from the Economics and Econometrics literature to investigate the performance of health care providers and their response to policy incentives.
Current research topics include:
- Modelling the economic cost and the lifetime cost of cancer
- Value for money in health care
- Providers' response to financial incentives
- Patient choice and competition in health care markets
His work has been published in the Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, and Social Science & Medicine.
Mauro is currently leading a research programme investigating the Economics of Cancer in England in partnership with Imperial College Business School and the National Cancer Intelligence Network, and sponsored by MacMillan Cancer Support.
The research investigates the variation in the costs and outcomes of the main types of cancers in England and it consists of three main research streams:
A.The economic burden of cancer
- What is the economic cost of providing care to patients with cancer across the different phases of the disease?
- What is the geographical variation in the cost of cancer?
B.Differences in the cancer care pathways and their effects on patient survival and costs
- What are the main factors explaining the variation in the lifetime cost of cancer?
- What is the impact of treatment intensity on patient survival and on the rate of accumulation of lifetime costs?
C.The cost of emergency admissions of patients with cancer
- What factors explain the variation in the risk of emergency admissions and associated costs?
- Can we reduce the cost of emergency admissions by investing in primary care services?
The research streams present a gradually increasing level of sophistication in the analysis of costs and outcomes and will build on the techniques and evidence progressively acquired.
- City Health Economics Centre
- Imperial College Centre for Health Policy
- Professor Peter C Smith, Imperial College Business School & Centre for Health Policy
- Dr Ranjeeta Thomas, Imperial College Business School & Centre for Health Policy
- Dr Elaine Burns, Division of Surgery, Imperial College Medical School
- Ms Lucy Irvine, Senior Data Fellow, Macmillan-NCIN
- Patel, D. and Laudicella, M. (2016). IS READMISSION POLICY PENALISING HOSPITALS FOR KEEPING PEOPLE ALIVE?
- Laudicella, M., Walsh, B., Burns, E., Li Donni, P. and Smith, P.C. (2018). What is the impact of rerouting a cancer diagnosis from emergency presentation to GP referral on resource use and survival? Evidence from a population-based study. BMC cancer, 18(1), p. 394. doi:10.1186/s12885-018-4274-0.
- Laudicella, M., Martin, S., Li Donni, P. and Smith, P.C. (2017). Do Reduced Hospital Mortality Rates Lead to Increased Utilization of Inpatient Emergency Care? A Population-Based Cohort Study. Health services research. doi:10.1111/1475-6773.12755.
- Walsh, B. and Laudicella, M. (2017). Disparities In Cancer Care And Costs At The End Of Life: Evidence From England's National Health Service. Health affairs (Project Hope), 36(7), pp. 1218–1226. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2017.0167.
- Laudicella, M., Walsh, B., Munasinghe, A. and Faiz, O. (2016). Impact of laparoscopic versus open surgery on hospital costs for colon cancer: A population-based retrospective cohort study. BMJ Open, 6(11). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012977.
- Asaria, M., Ali, S., Doran, T., Ferguson, B., Fleetcroft, R., Goddard, M. … Cookson, R. (2016). How a universal health system reduces inequalities: Lessons from England. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 70(7), pp. 637–643. doi:10.1136/jech-2015-206742.
- Laudicella, M., Walsh, B., Burns, E. and Smith, P.C. (2016). Cost of care for cancer patients in England: Evidence from population-based patient-level data. British Journal of Cancer, 114(11), pp. 1286–1292. doi:10.1038/bjc.2016.77.
- Munasinghe, A., Laudicella, M. and Faiz, O. (2015). Financial benefits of laparoscopic colectomy: Could they be even greater? JAMA Surgery, 150(12), p. 1202. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.2776.
- Laverty, A.A., Laudicella, M., Smith, P.C. and Millett, C. (2015). Impact of ‘high-profile’ public reporting on utilization and quality of maternity care in England: a difference-in-difference analysis. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 20(2), pp. 100–108. doi:10.1177/1355819615571444.
- Carrera, P.M. and Laudicella, M. (2014). Competitive healthcare and the elderly: handle with care. Maturitas, 78(3), pp. 151–152. doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2014.04.001.
- Laudicella, M., Li Donni, P. and Smith, P.C. (2013). Hospital readmission rates: signal of failure or success? J Health Econ, 32(5), pp. 909–921. doi:10.1016/j.jhealeco.2013.06.004.
- Cookson, R., Laudicella, M. and Li Donni, P. (2013). Does hospital competition harm equity? Evidence from the English National Health Service. J Health Econ, 32(2), pp. 410–422. doi:10.1016/j.jhealeco.2012.11.009.
- Bojke, C., Castelli, A., Street, A., Ward, P. and Laudicella, M. (2013). Regional variation in the productivity of the English national health service. Health Econ, 22(2), pp. 194–211. doi:10.1002/hec.2794.
- Cookson, R., Laudicella, M. and Donni, P.L. (2012). Measuring change in health care equity using small-area administrative data - evidence from the English NHS 2001-2008. Soc Sci Med, 75(8), pp. 1514–1522. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.05.033.
- Gaynor, M., Laudicella, M. and Propper, C. (2012). Can governments do it better? Merger mania and hospital outcomes in the English NHS. J Health Econ, 31(3), pp. 528–543. doi:10.1016/j.jhealeco.2012.03.006.
- Laudicella, M., Siciliani, L. and Cookson, R. (2012). Waiting times and socioeconomic status: evidence from England. Soc Sci Med, 74(9), pp. 1331–1341. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.12.049.
- Cookson, R., Laudicella, M., Li Donni, P. and Dusheiko, M. (2012). Effects of the Blair/Brown NHS reforms on socioeconomic equity in health care. J Health Serv Res Policy, 17 Suppl 1, pp. 55–63. doi:10.1258/jhsrp.2011.011014.
- Castelli, A., Laudicella, M., Street, A. and Ward, P. (2011). Getting out what we put in: productivity of the English National Health Service. Health Econ Policy Law, 6(3), pp. 313–335. doi:10.1017/S1744133110000307.
- Castelli, A., Laudicella, M., Street, A. and Ward, P. (2011). Getting out what we put in: productivity of the English National Health Service. Health Economics, Policy and Law, 6(03), pp. 313–335.
- Cookson, R. and Laudicella, M. (2011). Do the poor cost much more? The relationship between small area income deprivation and length of stay for elective hip replacement in the English NHS from 2001 to 2008. Soc Sci Med, 72(2), pp. 173–184. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.11.001.
- Laudicella, M., Olsen, K.R. and Street, A. (2010). Examining cost variation across hospital departments--a two-stage multi-level approach using patient-level data. Soc Sci Med, 71(10), pp. 1872–1881. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.06.049.
- Kristensen, T., Laudicella, M., Ejersted, C. and Street, A. (2010). Cost variation in diabetes care delivered in English hospitals. Diabet Med, 27(8), pp. 949–957. doi:10.1111/j.1464-5491.2010.03031.x.
- Laudicella, M., Cookson, R., Jones, A.M. and Rice, N. (2009). Health care deprivation profiles in the measurement of inequality and inequity: an application to GP fundholding in the English NHS. J Health Econ, 28(6), pp. 1048–1061. doi:10.1016/j.jhealeco.2009.07.001.
- Smith, P.C., Laudicella, M. and Li Donni, P. (2013). Hospital quality and costs: evidence from England.
- Gaynor, M., Laudicella, M. and Propper, C. Can governments do it better? Merger mania and hospital outcomes in the English NHS.
- Cookson, R. and Laudicella, M. Do the poor still cost more? The relationship between small area income deprivation and length of stay for elective hip replacement in the English NHS from 2001/2 to 2006/7.
- Castelli, A., Laudicella, M. and Street, A. Measuring NHS Output Growth.
- Laudicella, M., Rosen Olsen, K. and Street, A. What explains variation in the costs of treating patients in English obstetrics specialties?
Modules taught on
HPM006: Economics of Health Care