Assistant Professor in Global Health Economics studying the effective use of innovative incentives to improve health care systems around the world. Dr. Bonfrer specifically aims to increase quality of care through credible causal evidence on what works.
For a vlog about her publication in The BMJ on pay-for-performance under the Affordable Care Act i.e. "Obama Care" see Youtube and for lessons that can be learnt from this for the Dutch health care system see Zorgvisie (in Dutch).
Dr. Bonfrer works closely with researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on the effectiveness of financial incentives in health care.
Dr. Bonfrer has gained practical experience with the implementation of financial incentives in the Erasmus Medical Center and also has extensive experience with the evaluation of health care financing reforms in several African countries including Burundi, Kenya and Ghana.
Igna Bonfrer, R Soeters, E Poel, O Basenga, G Longin, F Van de Looij & Eddy Doorslaer (2014) - Introduction of Performance Based Financing in Burundi associated with improvements in care and quality - Health Affairs, 33 (12), 2179-2188 - doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2014.0081
Igna Bonfrer, E Poel & Eddy Doorslaer (2014) - The effects of performance incentives on the utilization and quality of maternal and child care in Burundi - Social Science & Medicine, 123, 96-104 - doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.11.004