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Stefan Greß, PhD, is associate professor for health services research and health economics in the department of health sciences at the University of Applied Sciences Fulda in Germany. He was formerly a researcher at the Center of Social Policy at Bremen University and assistant professor at the University of Greifswald and at the University of Duisburg-Essen. His main areas of research are health policy and health insurance. He has published articles in international peer-reviewed journals on topics such as health services research in primary care, competition and consumer mobility in social health insurance, regulation of pharmaceutical markets, the definition of benefits packages and the relationship between health insurance and professional autonomy of health care providers.

Email: sg@stefan-gress.eu

Phone: ++49 661 9640 6380

Selected Presentations on International Conferences

Greß, Stefan/S. Heinemann (2014). Patients‘ choice in health care – A view from Germany. European Public Health Conference. Glasgow, 20th November 2014.

Heinemann, S./Stefan Greß (2012). Managed Competition in the Netherlands. Presentation at the 48th DGSMP conference on September 12,  2012  in Essen/Germany.

Greß, Stefan (2011). Private Health Insurance in Germany, Presentation at the World Bank Workshop „Voluntary Health Insurance: International Experience, Evidence and Prospects for the Russian Federation, Moscow June 28, 2011. [Russian Version]

Greß, Stefan (2010). Sustainability of health care financing – lessons learned from Germany, Panel on financing, sustainability, and governance at the 2010 CAHSPR conference. Hosted by CIHR-IHSPR. Toronto, 12 May 2010

Greß, Stefan (2010). International experiences striving for sustainability. Regulation of drug spending in Germany, Pharmaceutical Policy Research Collaboration, Toronto, 10 May 2010.

Greß, Stefan (2009). Chronic Disease Management Programmes in Germany – Achievements and Shortcomings. Presentation at the invitational conference „European Developments in Primary Care“ on December 3, 2009 at the Belgian Institute for Health and Disability Insurance in Brussels.

Greß, Stefan et al. (2008). Coordination and Management of Chronic Conditions in Europe – The Role of Primary Care, Conference of the European Public Health Association, Lisbon 6-8 November 2008.

Greß, Stefan (2008). Competition in Health Insurance – Reflections from Germany, International Seminar Regulation of private health insurance. 10 years of the Law 9656: impacts and perspectives. Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), June 2-4, 2008.

Greß, Stefan (2007). The Impact of Political Changes on Health Insurance – The Case of Germany and The Netherlands, Presentation for the International Symposium "The 30th Anniversary of the Korean National Health Insurance" in Seoul (Nov. 14, 2007).

Greß, Stefan (2007). Health System and Policy in Germany. Presentation for the International Workshop on Comparative Health System and Policy. School of Public Health, Seoul National University (Nov. 15, 2007).


Recent Publications (2016 and before)

Greß, Stefan (2016). Germany. Voluntary health insurance in Europe - country experience. A. Sagan and S. Thomson. Copenhagen, World Health Organization: 61-66.

Groenewegen, P. P./Stefan Greß/W. Schäfer (2016). General Practitioners’ Participation in a Large, Multicountry Combined General Practitioner-Patient Survey: Recruitment Procedures and Participation Rate. International Journal of Family Medicine 2016 (doi 10.1155/2016/4929432).

Groenewegen, P./S. Heinemann/Stefan Greß/W. Schäfer (2015). Primary care practice composition in 34 countries.” Health Policy Article in Press (10.1016/j.healthpol.2015.08.005).

Leiber, S./Stefan Greß/S. Heinemann (2015). “Explaining Different Paths in Social Health Insurance Countries – Health System Change and Cross-border Lesson-drawing between Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.” Social Policy and Administration 49(1): 48-108.

Groenewegen, P. P./P. Dourgnon/Stefan Greß/A. Jurgutis/S. Willems (2013). "Strengthening weak primary care systems: Steps towards stronger primary care in selected Western and Eastern European countries.” Health Policy 113(1): 170-79.

Schäfer, W./W. Boerma/D. Kringos/E. De Ryck/Stefan Greß/S. Heinemann/A. Murante/D. Rotar-Pavlic/F. Schellevis/C. Seghieri/M. J. Van den Berg/G. Westert/S. Willems/P. Groenewegen (2013). “Measures of quality, costs and equity in primary health care: Instruments developed to analyse and compare primary health care in 35 countries.” Qual Prim Care 21(2): 67-79.

Heinemann, S./S. Leiber/Stefan Greß (2013). “Managed competition in the Netherlands - A qualitative study.” Health Policy 109: 113-121.

Schäfer, W./W. Boerma/D. Kringos/J. De Maeseneer/Stefan Greß/S. Heinemann/D. Rotar- Pavlic/C. Seghieri/I. Svab/M. Van den Berg/M. Vainieri/G. Westert/S. Willems/P. Groenewegen (2011). “Study protocol: QUALICOPC, a multi-country study evaluating quality, costs and equity in primary care.” BMC Family Practice 12(1): 115.

Leiber, S./Stefan Greß/M. Manouguian (2010). Health Care System Change and the Cross-Border Transfer of Ideas: Influence of the Dutch Model on the 2007 German Health Reform. Journal of Health Policy, Politics and Law 35(4): 539-68.

Wasem, J./Stefan Greß (2009). Regulation of private health insurance markets. Comparative Studies and the Politics of Modern Medical Care. T. Marmor, R. Freeman, K. Okma. New Haven, Yale University Press: 288-304.

Greß, Stefan/C. Baan/M. Calnan/T. Dedeu/P. Groenewegen/H. Howson/L. Maroy/E. Nolte/M. Redaelli/O. Saarelma/N. Schmacke/K. Schumacher/E. J. van Lente/B. Vrijhoef (2009). “Co-ordination and management of chronic conditions in Europe: The role of primary care – position paper of the European Forum for Primary Care.” Quality in Primary Care 17: 75-86.

Augurzky, B./S. Göhlmann/Stefan Greß/J. Wasem (2009). “Effects of the German Reference Drug Program on Ex-Factory Prices of Prescription Drugs: A Panel Data Approach.” Health Economics 18: 421-36.





Selected Publications (2008 and before)

Greß, Stefan/S. Maas/J. Wasem (2008). Social Insurance versus Tax Financing in Health Care: Reflections from Germany. Exploring Social Insurance: Can A Dose of Europe Cure Canadian Health Care Finance? C. Flood, M. Stabile, C. Tuohy. Kingston, Queens University Press: 115-38.

Greß, Stefan/J. Wasem (2008). Insurance Plans and Programs: An Overview. International Encyclopedia of Public Health. K. Heggenhougen. New York, Elsevier: 639-51.

Greß, Stefan/S. Maas/J. Wasem (2008). Social Insurance versus Tax Financing in Health Care: Reflections from Germany. Exploring Social Insurance: Can A Dose of Europe Cure Canadian Health Care Finance? C. Flood, M. Stabile, C. Tuohy. Kingston, Queens University Press: 115-38.

Greß, Stefan/F. Hessel (2008). Health Economics (Burden of Disease). Encyclopedia of Public Health. W. Kirch. Heidelberg, Springer: 564-75.

Greß, Stefan (2007). “Private Health Insurance in Germany: Consequences of a Dual System.” Healthcare Policy 3(2): 29-37.

Greß, Stefan/D. Niebuhr/U. May/J. Wasem (2007). “Reform of Prescription Drug Reimbursement and Pricing in the German Social Health Insurance Market - A Comparison of Three Scenarios.” PharmacoEconomics 25(6): 443-54.

Paolucci, F./E. Schut/K. Beck/C. Van de Voorde/Stefan Greß/I. Zmora (2007). “Supplementary health insurance as a tool for risk-selection in mandatory basic health insurance markets.” Health Economics, Policy and Law 2: 173-92.

Tamm, M./H. Tauchmann/J. Wasem/Stefan Greß (2007). Elasticities of Market Shares and Social Health Insurance Choice in Germany - A Dynamic Panel Data Approach. Health Economics 16(3): 243-56.

Greß, Stefan (2006). “Regulated Competition in Social Health Insurance: A Three-Country Comparison.” International Social Security Review 59(3): 27-47.

Greß, Stefan /Delnoij, Diana / Groenewegen, Peter (2006): Managing primary care behaviour through payment systems and financial incentives. Primary care in the driver's seat? Organizational reform in European primary care. Boerma, Wienke / Rico, Ana / Saltman, Richard. London, Open University Press, S. 184-200.

Greß, Stefan (2005): The Role of Private Health Insurance in Social Health Insurance Countries - Implications for Canada. Access to Care - Access to Justice. The Legal Debate Over Private Health Insurance in Canada. Flood, Colleen / Roach, Kent / Sossin, Lorne. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, S. 278-295.

Greß, Stefan
/Gildemeister, Stefan / Wasem, Jürgen (2004): "The Social Transformation of American Medicine - A Comparative View From Germany." Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 29(4-5), S. 679-699.

Greß, Stefan
/Niebuhr, Dea /Rothgang, Heinz / Wasem, Jürgen (2005): "Criteria and Procedures for Determining Benefit Packages in Health Care - A Comparative Perspective." Health Policy 73(1), S. 78-91.

Laske-Aldershof, Trea /Schut, F.T. /Beck, Konstantin /Greß, Stefan /Shmueli, Amir / Van de Voorde, Carine (2004): "Consumer Mobility in Social Health Insurance Markets: A Five-Country Comparison." Applied Health Economics and Health Policy 3(4), S. 229-241.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Greß | sg@stefan-gress.eu