Stefania Ilinca


Previous position
Research Consultant, Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini, Italy
Teaching and research assistant, University of Lugano, Switzerland

Phd in Economics, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Master in Management, Bocconi Univerisity, Italy
BA in Economics, Academy of Economic Studies, Romania

Romanian (mother tongue), English, Italian, German

Contact details
European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Berggasse 17, A-1090 Wien
Tel: +43-1-319 45 05-11
Fax: +43-1-319 45 05-19 Email:

Research interests
Aging and health care utilization; Innovation in health care delivery; Chronic disease prevalence and prevention; Access to and inequality in health care; Health care services in developing countries

Recent Publications
Sao Jose, J. Amado C., Buttigieg, S., Ilinca S., Taghizadeh Larsson, A. Ageism in Healthcare: a systematic review of operational definitions and inductive conceptualizations (forthcoming in The Gerontologist)

Plochg T., Ilinca, S., Noordegraaf, M. Beyond integrated care, Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, Online first 5 April 2017

Schmidt, A.E., Ilinca, S., Schulmann, K., Rodrigues, R., Principi, A., Barbabella, F., Sowa, A., Golinowska, S., Deeg, D. et al. (2016) Fit for caring: factors associated with informal care provision by older caregivers with and without multimorbidity, European Journal of Ageing (First online: 23 April 2016): 1-11

Sowa, A., Golinowska, S., Deeg, D., Principi, A., Casanova, G., Schulmann, K., Ilinca, S., Rodrigues, R., Moreira, A., Gelenkamp, H., (2016) Predictors of religious participation of older Europeans in good and poor health, European Journal of Ageing (Open Access): 1-13

Calciolari S. & Ilinca S. (2015) Unraveling Care Integration: Assessing its Dimensions and Antecedents in the Italian Health System, Health Policy

Ilinca, S. & Calciolari, S. (2014) The patterns of health care utilization by elderly Europeans: frailty and increased care utilization, Health Services Research

Ilinca. S., Hamer S., Botje D., Mendes R., van Wijngaarden J.D.H, Vinot D.,Mueller J., Lehto J., Espin J., Plochg T. (2012) All you need to know about innovation in healthcare: The 10 best reads, International Journal of Healthcare Management, 5(4): 193-202

Calciolari, S. & Ilinca, S. (2011) Comparing (and learning from) integrated care initiatives: An analytical framework. Journal of Integrated Care, 19: 4-13

Curriculum Vitae
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