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Olli Kurkela

Grant Holder, Doctoral Research

About me

A health economist currently working on several projects on economic aspects of diabetes.


Project Researcher/PhD Candidate

Fields of expertise

Health economics, health technology assessment, applied statistics, register studies, R programming, diabetes 

Research unit

Health in society

Research fields

Health economics, health services research

Selected publications

Kurkela, O., Forma, L., Ilanne-Parikka, P., Nevalainen, J., & Rissanen, P. (2021). Association of diabetes type and chronic diabetes complications with early exit from the labour force: register-based study of people with diabetes in Finland. Diabetologia

Kurkela O, Nevalainen J, Arffman M, Lahtela J, Forma L. Foot-related diabetes complications: care pathways, patient profiles and costs. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 Apr 26;22(1):559. doi: 10.1186/s12913-022-07853-2. PMID: 35473691; PMCID: PMC9040351.