Nils Gutacker
Research Fellow



Nils Gutacker is a Research Fellow in the Health Policy Team. He joined the Centre for Health Economics in 2009. He holds a PhD in Economics and a MSc in Health Economics, both from the University of York, and a BSc in Health Care Management from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. 

Nils’ research focuses on performance measurement of health care providers using patient-level data and the theory of hospital behaviour. In particular, he investigates the use of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) as a means of measuring the performance of health care providers in improving patient health.



  • Performance assessment and efficiency analysis
  • Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs)
  • Incentive schemes including public reporting and pay-for-performance
  • International comparisons of health system performance
  • Equity analysis
  • Multilevel and hierarchical modelling


Nils is involved in several research projects, including:

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Nils Gutacker
Research Fellow
Centre for Health Economics