Vibeke Sparring

Vibeke Sparring
Karolinska Institutet | KI · Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics

PhD

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Introduction
I have just finished my PhD studying the consequences of diabetes with regards to healthcare utilisation, costs and HRQoL. The main aim of the research is to analyse the socio-economic and health impact of diabetes mellitus in Swedish residents 15-34 years at diagnosis, with focus on how these consequences develop as a function of disease duration, and to compare the consequences of diabetes on health and economy between the early 1990's and sixteen years later in the mid 2000's.
Additional affiliations
January 2011 - present
August 2001 - present
Karolinska Institutet
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
September 1995 - December 1996
Johannes Kepler University Linz
Field of study
  • International management
August 1992 - June 1995
Växjö University
Växjö University
Field of study
  • European Business Studies

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Publications (19)
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Aim The aim was to investigate assistant nurses’ perceptions of how working with national quality registries affected their work situation in care of older people. Design Qualitative interview study. Methods Sixteen semi‐structured interviews were conducted at four special housing units in Sweden, and a conventional content analysis, with element...
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Background Preoperative anemia (POA) in elective surgery is associated with worse outcome. In this retrospective study in elective hip and knee arthroplasty, the prevalence of POA and its associations with outcome were analyzed, followed by a model estimating the budget impact of screening and treatment of POA. Patients and methods Elective hip/kn...
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INTRODUCTIONSweden is unique in adopting a ‘no-lockdown’ public health approach to the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) outbreak. There were fears that health services would not be able to care for high numbers of COVID-19 patients. AIMTo describe and review the emergency response of a public primary and community health-care organisation in Stockholm, Sweden...
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Introduction: The EU-funded INNOVCare project aimed at bridging the gaps in the co-ordination between health, social and support services and at developing an innovative care pathway for patients with rare diseases (RD) and other complex conditions. Representatives of RD patients were highly involved in the design and implementation of the project'...
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The study aimed to assess the impact of an education-based intervention to improve vertical integration and management of type 2 diabetes mellitus in primary care in rural China. Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in three townships in Jingjiang county, Jiangsu Province were randomly divided into intervention and control groups. Participants in...
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Background: Chronic diseases are becoming a huge threat to the Chinese health system. Although the New Round of Medical Reform aims to improve this, the chronic disease management in rural China is still worrying as it relies highly on hospital care instead of primary care. The vertical integrated care model has proven to be effective for chronic...
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Background Swedish National Quality Registries (NQRs) are observational clinical registries that have long been seen as an underused resource for research and quality improvement (QI) in health care. In recent years, NQRs have also been recognised as an area where patients can be involved, contributing with self-reported experiences and estimations...
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Background In this study, we followed a national initiative to enhance the use of quality indicators gathered in national quality registries (NQRs) for improvement of clinical practices in Swedish healthcare, more specifically by investigating the support strategies of regional support centers with national and local missions. The aim was to increa...
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Background: Low back pain is a global public health problem and a leading cause of disability all over the world. The lifetime prevalence of low back pain is 70-80% and a significant proportion of people affected develop chronic low back pain (CLBP). Besides a severe negative impact on people's health and health-related quality of life, CLBP is as...
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Aims: Diabetes mellitus accounts for 11% of total health expenditures worldwide, and the majority of all persons with diabetes live in low- and middle-income countries. This study examined the economic and social impact attributed to diabetes in Sudan by calculating out-of-pocket medical expenditures and the health and social impact of the disease...
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Background Integrative strategy of health services delivery has been proven to be effective in economically developed countries, where the healthcare systems have enough qualified primary care providers. However rural China lacks such providers to act as gatekeeper, besides, Chinese rural hypertensive patients are usually of old age, more likely to...
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ABSTRACT Aim: To analyse how healthcare utilisation, healthcare costs and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) differ for individuals with diabetes compared to control individuals from the general population and how these differences are associated with disease duration and changes in the health care over time. A further aim was to explore diabet...
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Background Diabetes with onset in younger ages affects both length of life and health status due to debilitating and life-threatening long-term complications. In addition, episodes and fear of hypoglycaemia and of long-term consequences may have a substantial impact on health status. This study aims to describe and analyse health-related quality of...
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Our objective was to test whether the Structured Problem and Success Inventory (SPI) instrument could capture mental representations of organizational and work-related problems as described by individuals working in health care organizations and to test whether these representations varied according to organizational position. A convenience sample...
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To describe healthcare utilization patterns in young and middle-aged patients with diabetes 1 year and 8 years after diagnosis and to compare with the general population at two time points, 16 years apart. Four cohorts with disease duration of 1 year or 8 years were selected from the Diabetes Incidence Study in Sweden, which registers all incident...
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A report by the Swedish National Committee on Gender Disparities in Patient Care (1996) identified many shortcomings in the ability of the health sector to gear patient management and treatment to the specific needs of men and women. To promote gender equity in health care, the Committee presented several proposals relating to research, education,...

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Sweden has among the most employees within elderly care in relation to number of citizen over the age of 80. Elderly care has also among the highest number of people on sick leave. Attention has been brought to quality deficiencies in elderly care and national initiatives of quality assurance and improvement based on quality registries (QRs) has been launched. The purpose of this project is to investigate how the new QRs are used in practice and how the QR work affects staffs’ work situation and the quality of care. QR routines may increase the work load of already strained staff but the work-situation can also benefit from clarification of roles and expectations, increased influence, knowledge, improved service quality and less problematic encounters with patents. Staffs’ work situation, interaction and learning in relation to QR work at special housing units for older people is studied as well as the quality assurance process and outcomes in terms of objective and subjective measures of quality of care. Analyses are based on interviews, observations and QR documents. Potential changes in quality of care are investigated using national indicators of good care and subjective experiences of staff. Results may affect staff and elderly care in several ways – from micro level risk assessments and care planning - via meso levels where professional’s interaction and team work take place – to macro levels where resources, development and support may be based on knowledge gained.
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Bridging the gaps between health, social and local services to improve care of people living with rare and complex conditions