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Dr Victoria Serra-Sastre

Lecturer in Economics

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Economics

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Overview

Dr Serra-Sastre holds a degree in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She collaborates with LSE Health, doing research on diffusion of medical technologies and has contributed to several publications on this topic.

She has worked for the Department of General Practice and Primary Care at King's College London on the evaluation of technology implementation.

She has also contributed to the elaboration of a number of reports for public organisations in the modelling of programme intervention in health and social care services.Dr Serra-Sastre holds a degree in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She collaborates with LSE Health, doing research on diffusion of medical technologies and has contributed to several publications on this topic.

She has worked for the Department of General Practice and Primary Care at King's College London on the evaluation of technology implementation.

She has also contributed to the elaboration of a number of reports for public organisations in the modelling of programme intervention in health and social care services.

Research

Dr Serra-Sastre's research is focused on the identification of the determinants of the uptake of new medicines and the diffusion of surgical procedures. In particular, she is examining the relationship between information and technology diffusion as well as the impact on diffusion of economic and organisational factors.

Publications

Chapters (6)

  1. McGuire, A., Serra-Sastre, V. and Raikou, M. (2012). How are rising health care expenditures explained? In McGuire, A. and Costa-font, J. (Eds.), The Lse Companion to Health Policy UK: Edward Elgar. ISBN 978-1-78100-423-4.
  2. Serra-Sastre, V. and McGuire, A. (2012). Technology diffusion in health care: conceptual aspects and evidence. In McGuire, A. and Costa-font, J. (Eds.), The Lse Companion to Health Policy UK: Edward Elgar. ISBN 978-1-78100-423-4.
  3. Serra-Sastre, V. and McGuire, A. (2012). Technology diffusion and substitution of medical innovations. In Bolin, K. and Kaestner, R. (Eds.), The Economics of Medical Technology Emerald Group Publishing. ISBN 978-1-78190-129-8.
  4. McGuire, A. and Serra-Sastre, V. (2009). What do we know about the role of health care technology in driving health care expenditure growth? In Costa-Font, J., Courbage, C. and McGuire, A. (Eds.), The Economics of New Health Technologies Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 978-0-19-955068-5.
  5. Serra-Sastre, V. and McGuire, A. (2009). Diffusion of Health Technologies: evidence from the Pharmaceutical Sector. In Costa-Font, J., Courbage, C. and McGuire, A. (Eds.), The Economics of New Health Technologies Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 978-0-19-955068-5.
  6. Gemmill, M., Serra-Sastre, V. and Costa-Font, J. (2009). Health Insurance and the Uptake of New Drugs in the United States. In Costa-Font, J., Courbage, C. and McGuire, A. (Eds.), The Economics of New Health Technologies Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 978-0-19-955068-5.

Conference Papers and Proceedings (20)

  1. Serra-Sastre, V., Cubi-Molla, Patricia, and Jofre-Bonet, Mireia, (2013). Adaptation to health states: sicker but better off? Health Economists' Study Group Summer 2013 Conference 26-28 June, University of Warwick.
  2. Serra-Sastre, V., Cubi-Molla, Patricia, and Jofre-Bonet, Mireia, (2013). Adaptation to health states: sicker but better off? XXXIII Jornadas de Economía de la Salud 19-21 June, Santander.
  3. Cubi-Molla, P., Jofre-Bonet, M. and Serra-Sastre, V. (2012). Adaptation of health states: A Micro-econometric Analysis. 9th European Conference on Health Economics 21 July, Zurich.
  4. Cubi-Molla, P., Serra-Sastre, V. and Bacelar, M. (2012). Drinking and driving: a propensity measure for young drivers. 4th Biennial Conference ASHEcon 10-13 June, University of Minnesota.
  5. Cubi-Molla, P., Jofre-Bonet, M. and Serra-Sastre, V. (2012). Adaptation to health states: a microeconometric analysis. 4th Biennial Conference ASHEcon 10-13 June, University of Minnesota.
  6. Cubi-Molla, , Serra-Sastre, V. and Bacelar, M. (2012). Drinking and driving in UK:
    a measurement model.
    Jornadas de Economía de la Salud 15-18 May, Bilbao, Spain.
  7. Serra-Sastre, V. (2011). "Drinking and driving among young adults: risky behaviour and economic implications". XXXI Jornadas de Economía de la Salud 3-6 May, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
  8. Serra-Sastre, V. (2010). "Technology diffusion and substitution of medical innovations"and "Diffusion of Statins: is there a first-mover advantage?". XXX Jornadas de Economía de la Salud 22-25 June, Valencia, Spain.
  9. Serra-Sastre, V. (2010). "Information and Diffusion of New Pharmaceuticals: the case of statins". Health Economics Seminar February, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
  10. Serra-Sastre, V. (2009). "Technology preference and diffusion of medical innovations: the impact of competition". 7th World Congress International Health Economics Association 12-15 July, Beijing, China.
  11. Serra-Sastre, V. (2008). "Technological change in health care: diffusion of surgical procedures in England". 7th European Conference on Health Economics 23-26 July, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome.
  12. Serra-Sastre, V. (2008). "Technological change in health care: diffusion of surgical procedures in England". 2nd Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economists 22-25 June, Duke University, North Carolina.
  13. Serra-Sastre, V. (2008). "Technological change in health care: diffusion of surgical procedures in England". XXVIII Jornadas de Economía de la Salud 28-30 May, Salamanca, Spain.
  14. Serra-Sastre, V. (2007). "Diffusion of Health Technologies: Evidence from the Pharmaceutical Sector". Geneva Symposium on Technology, Innovation and Change in Health and Health Care, 18-19 October, Brocher Foundation and The Geneva Association,.
  15. Serra-Sastre, V. (2007). "Diffusion of New Pharmaceuticals: Is there a First-Mover advantage?". 71st Health Economists' Study Group meeting 5-7 September, Brunel University.
  16. Serra-Sastre, V. (2007). "The Role of Information in the Diffusion of New Pharmaceuticals: the case of Statins". 6th World Congress International Health Economics Association 8-11 July, Copenhagen.
  17. Serra-Sastre, V. (2007). "Diffusion of Medical Technology: the case of Statins in the UK". XXVII Jornadas de Economía de la Salud 6-8 June, A Coruña, Spain.
  18. Serra-Sastre, V. (2007). Diffusion of Medical Innovations: Evidence from the UK NHS. Seminari Xarxa de Referència en Economia i Polítiques Públiques 16 March, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain.
  19. Serra-Sastre, V. (2006). Diffusion of New Prescription Drugs: Evidence from the UK NHS primary care sector. 69th Health Economists' Study Group meeting, University of York 26-28 July.
  20. Serra-Sastre, V. (2006). Diffusion of Medical Innovation: Evidence from the UK NHS primary care sector. 6th European Conference on Health Economics 6-9 July, Budapest.

Journal Articles (6)

  1. Clarke, C.S., Hunter, R.M., Shemilt, I. and Serra-Sastre, V. (2017). Multi-arm Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (CEA) comparing different durations of adjuvant trastuzumab in early breast cancer, from the English NHS payer perspective. PLoS ONE, 12(3) . doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0172731.
  2. Cubí-Mollá, P., Jofre-Bonet, M. and Serra-Sastre, V. (2017). Adaptation to health states: Sick yet better off? Health Economics (United Kingdom) . doi:10.1002/hec.3509.
  3. Serra-Sastre, V. and McGuire, A. (2013). Information and diffusion of new prescription drugs. Applied Economics, 45(15), pp. 2049–2057. doi:10.1080/00036846.2011.648321.
  4. Costa-Font, J., Mcguire, A. and Serra-Sastre, V. (2012). The "Weisbrod Quadrilemma" revisited: Insurance incentives on new health technologies. Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance: Issues and Practice, 37(4), pp. 678–695. doi:10.1057/gpp.2012.37.
  5. Serra-Sastre, V., Saka, O., Samyshkin, Y., McGuire, A.J. and Wolfe, C. (2008). Cost-effectiveness of stroke unit care followed by early supported discharge. Stroke (Journal of the American Heart Association) .
  6. McGuire, A.J. and Serra-Sastre, V. (2005). The Cost of Care. Is There an Optimal Level of Expenditure? Harvard International Review, 27(1) .

Reports (4)

  1. Jofre-Bonet, M., Rossello-Roig, M. and Serra-Sastre, V. (2016). The Blow of Domestic Violence on Children's Health Outcomes. London, UK: Department of Economics, City University London.
  2. Jofre-Bonet, M., Serra-Sastre, V. and Vandoros, S. (2016). Better Health in Times of Hardship? London, UK: City, University of London.
  3. Serra-Sastre, V., Cubi-Molla, P. and Jofre-Bonet, M. (2013). Adaptation to Health States: A Micro-Econometric Approach..
  4. McGuire, A.J., Raikou, M., Windmeijer, F. and Serra-Sastre, V. Technology diffusion and health care productivity: angioplasty in the UK..

Education

Dr Serra-Sastre teaches courses on quantitative methods, economic evaluation, and health economics.