Bernard van den Berg
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Biography

Bernard van den Berg holds a MSc in Social and Institutional Economics from Utrecht University and a PhD in Health Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

He has previously been at the VU University Amsterdam, the University of Technology Sydney and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona (visiting position).

His recent research includes valuation methods, financial incentives in long-term care/social care, informal care, managed competition and purchasing care.

Research

Overview

  • valuation methods
  • financial incentives in long-term care/social care
  • informal care
  • managed competition
  • purchasing care

Publications

Full publications list

2015 

  • Portrait F, Bakker M, Slootman B, Gafni A, van den Berg B. How do patients receiving radiotherapy in a Dutch hospital value their time? A contingent valuation study. Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice 2015;14(2):152-161. 
  • Portrait F, van der Galien O, van den Berg B. Measuring healthcare providers’ performances within managed competition using multidimensional quality and cost indicators. Health Economics 2015;doi:10.1002/hec.3158. 

2014

  • van den Berg B, Fiebig D, Hall J. Well-being losses due to care-giving. Journal of Health Economics 2014;35:123-131. 
  • Victoor A, Hansen J, van den Akker-van Marle M E, van den Berg B, van den Hout W B, de Jong J D. Choosing your health insurance package: A method for measuring the public's preferences for changes in the national health insurance plan. Health Policy 2014;117(2):257-165. 
  • Weatherly H,Faria R, Van den Berg B. Valuing informal care for economic evaluation. In: Culyer AJ (ed.) Encyclopedia of Health Economics, Vol 1. San Diego: Elsevier; 2014. p459-467.

2013

  • Bes RE, Van den Berg B. Ranking sources of hospital quality information for orthopedic surgery patients: consequences for the system of managed competition. The Patient - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research 2013;6(2):75-80.
    Mabugu T, Revill P, Van den Berg B. The methodological challenges for the estimation of quality of life in children for use in economic evaluation in low income countries. Value in Health Regional Issues 2013;2(2):231-239.
  • Norman R, Church J, Van den Berg B, Goodall S. Australian health-related quality of life population norms derived from the SF-6D. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 2013;37(1):17-23.
  • Van den Berg B, Gafni A, Portrait F. Attributing a monetary value to patients’ time: A contingent valuation approach. Centre for Health Economics, University of York; CHE Research Paper 90 (PDF  , 1,074kb)‌ 2013.
  • Van Dijk CE, Van den Berg B, Verheij RA, Spreeuwenberg P, Groenewegen PP, De Bakker DH. Moral hazard and supplier-induced demand: empirical evidence in general practice. Health Economics 2013;22(3):340-352.
  • Weatherly H, Faria R, Van den Berg B. Valuing informal care for economic evaluation. In: Elsevier On-line Encyclopaedia of Health Economics; Forthcoming.

2012

  • Costa-Font J, Karlsson M, Van den Berg B. Redesigning long-term care finance and delivery. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 2012;34(2):215-19.
  • Faria R, Weatherly H, Van den Berg B. A review of approaches to measure and monetarily value informal careBerg. In: Curtis L, editor. Unit costs of health and social care 2012. Kent: PSSRU; 2012. p. 22-31.
  • Schut FT, Van den Berg B. Long-term care insurance in the Netherlands. In: Costa-Font J, Courbage C, editors. Financing Long-Term Care in Europe: Palgrave; 2012.
  • Van den Berg B. SF-6D population norms. Health Economics 2012;21(12):1508-1512.  
  • Wasi N, Van den Berg B, Buchmueller T. Heterogeneous effects of child disability on maternal labor supply: evidence from the 2000 US census. Labour Economics 2012;19(1);139-154.

2011

  • Hassink WHJ, Van den Berg B. Time-bound opportunity costs of informal care: Consequences for access to professional care, caregiver support, and labour supply estimates. Social Science and Medicine. 2011;73(10):1508-16.
  • Hastrup LH, Van den Berg B, Gyrd-Hansen D. Do informal caregivers in mental illness feel more burdened? A comparative study of mental versus somatic illnesses. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 2011;39:598-607.
  • Powdthavee N, van den Berg B. Putting different price tags on the same health condition: Re-evaluating the well-being valuation approach. Journal of Health Economics 2011;30(5):1032-43.
  • Star SM, Van den Berg B. Individual responsibility and health-risk behaviour: A contingent valuation study from the ex ante societal perspective. Health Policy 2011;101:300-311. 

2010

  • Meijer CAM, de Brouwer WBF, Koopmanschap MA, Van den Berg B, Van Exel NJA, The value of informal care: A further investigation of the feasibility of contingent valuation in informal caregivers. Health Economics 2010;19:755-771.
  • Schut FT,Van den Berg B. Sustainability of comprehensive universal long-term care insurance in the Netherlands. Social Policy and Administration 2010;44:411-435.

2009

  • Hekkert K.D, Cihangir S, Kleefstra SM, Van den Berg B, Kool RB. Patient satisfaction revisited: A multilevel approach. Social Science and Medicine 2009;69:68-75.
  • Riewpaiboon A, Riewpaiboon W, Ponsoongnern K, Van den Berg B. Economic valuation of informal care in Asia: A case study of care for disabled stroke survivors in Thailand. Social Science and Medicine 2009;69:648-653.

2008

  • Van den Berg B, Hassink WHJ. Cash benefits in long-term home care. Health Policy 2008;88:209-221.
  • Van den Berg B, Van Dommelen P, Stam PJA, Laske-Aldershof T, Buchmueller T, Schut FT, Preferences and choices for care and health insurance. Social Science and Medicine 2008;66:2448-2459.
  • Van den Berg B, Al M, Van Exel J, Koopmanschap M, Brouwer W. Economic valuation of informal care: Conjoint analysis applied in a heterogeneous population of informal caregivers. Value in Health 2008;11(7):1041-1050.
  • Koopmanschap M, Van Exel J, Van den Berg B, Brouwer W. An overview of methods and applications to value informal care in economic evaluation of healthcare, Pharmacoeconomics 2008;26:269-280.
  • Van Dommelen P, Schuller A, Detmar S, Van den Berg B, Groothuis-Oudshoorn K. Preference-based measure of social participation from the Handicap Scale for Children. Expert Review Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research 2008;8(3):309-317.

2007

  • Van den Berg B, Ferrer-i-Carbonell A. Monetary valuation of informal care: the well-being valuation method, Health Economics 2007;16:1227-1244.

2006

  • Van den Berg B, Spauwen P. Measurement of informal care: An empirical study into the reliable measurement of time spent on informal caregiving, Health Economics 2006;15:447-460.
  • Van den Berg B, Brouwer W, Koopmanschap M, Van Exel J, Van den Bos GAM, Rutten F. Economic valuation of informal care: Lessons from the application of the opportunity cost and proxy good methods. Social Science and Medicine 2006;62:835-845.
  • Van Exel J, Brouwer W, Van den Berg B, Koopmanschap M. With a little help from an anchor: Evidence of anchoring in contingent valuation of informal caregiver time inputs, Journal of Socio-Economics 2006;35:836-853.

2005

  • Brouwer W, Van Exel J, Van den Berg B, Van den Bos GAM, Koopmanschap M. Process utility from providing informal care: the benefit of caring, Health Policy 2005;74:85-99.
  • Van den Berg B, Bleichrodt H, Eeckhoudt L. The economic value of informal care: A study of informal caregivers’ and patients’ willingness to pay and willingness to accept for informal care. Health Economics 2005;14:363-376.
  • Van den Berg B, Brouwer W, Van Exel J, Koopmanschap M. Economic valuation of informal care: The contingent valuation method applied in informal caregiving. Health Economics 2005;14:169-183.
  • Van den Berg B, Al M, Brouwer W, Van Exel J, Koopmanschap M, Economic valuation of informal care: The conjoint measurement method applied to informal caregiving. Social Science and Medicine 2005;61:1342-1355.
  • Van Exel J, Koopmanschap M, Van den Berg B, Brouwer W, Van den Bos GAM. Burden of informal caregiving for stroke patients: identification of caregivers at risk of adverse health effects. Cerebrovascular Diseases 2005;19:11-17.

2004

  • Van den Berg B, Brouwer W, Koopmanschap M. Economic valuation of informal care: An overview of methods and applications. European Journal of Health Economics 2004;5:36-45.
  • Koopmanschap M, Van Exel J, Van den Bos GAM, Van den Berg B, Brouwer W. The desire for support and respite care: preferences of Dutch informal caregivers. Health Policy 2004;68:309-320.
  • Van Exel J, Scholte op Reimer WJM, Brouwer W, Van den Berg B, Koopmanschap M, Van den Bos GAM. Instruments for assessing the burden of informal caregiving for stroke patients in clinical practice: a comparison of CSI, CRA, SCQ and self-rated burden. Clinical Rehabilitation 2004;18:203-214.
  • Van Exel J, Van den Bos GAM, Van den Berg B, Koopmanschap M, Brouwer W, What really matters: an inquiry into the relative importance of dimensions of caregiving burden. Clinical Rehabilitation 2004;18:683-693.
  • Brouwer W, Van Exel J, Van den Berg B, Dinant H, Koopmanschap M, Van den Bos GAM. The burden of caregiving: Evidence on objective burden, subjective burden and quality of life impacts in informal caregivers for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis Care & Research 2004;51:570-577.

2003

  • Jacobi CE, Van den Berg B, Boshuizen HC, Rupp I, Dinant HJ, Van den Bos GAM. Dimension-specific burden of caregiving among partners of rheumatoid arthritis patients. Rheumatology 2003;42
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