Portrait von PD Dr. med. Svetla Loukanova, MHM
Prof. Dr. med. Svetla Loukanova, MHM

Wiss. Mitarbeiterin (Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung)
apl.-Professuren, Stiftungsmittel der Universität (Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung)
Ärztliche Leitung (Studiengang Humanmedizin)

Ärztin, Leitung Lehre Allgemeinmedizin, Studiengang Humanmedizin


HeiCuMed Lehrkoordination, Forschung in den Bereich Qualität im Gesundheitswesen und Gesundheitsfinanzierung in Entwicklungsländern, Koordination EU Forschungsprojekte, Lang-Zeit Kurse, Programmevaluationen, E-learning

06221 56-4744

Ärztlicher / Beruflicher Werdegang

seit 2015

HeiCuMed Lehrkoordinatorin in der Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung des Universitätsklinikums Heidelberg

seit 2016

für das Fach Gesundheitswissenschaften habilitiert

Ausgewählte Publikationen

  • Maharani C, Rahayu SR, Marx M, Loukanova S. The National Health Insurance System of Indonesia and primary care physicians' job satisfaction: a prospective qualitative study. Fam Pract. 2022 Jan 19;39(1):112-124. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmab067.
  • Avian A, Poggenburg S, Schaffler-Schaden D, Hoffmann K, Sanftenberg L, Loukanova S, Bachler H, Gehrke-Beck S, Petek Ster M, Becker A, Herrmann M, Frese T, Gerlach F, Zelko E, Flamm M, Roos M, Freitag M, Schirgi J, Rieder A, Siebenhofer A. Attitudes of medical students to general practice: a multinational cross-sectional survey. Fam Pract. 2021 Jun 17;38(3):265-271. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmaa126.​
  • Schwill S, Fahrbach-Veeser J, Moeltner A, Eicher Ch, Kurczyk S, Pfisterer D, Szecsenyi J, Loukanova S. Peers as OSCE assessors for junior medical students – a review of routine use: a mixed methods study. 2020; BMC Medical Educ. 20:17.doi:
  • Möltner A, Lehmann M, Wachter C, Schwill S, Loukanova S. Formative assessment of practical skills with peer-assessors: quality features of an OSCE in general medicine at the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg. GMS Journal for Medical Education, angenommen, wird voraussichtlich in der Ausgabe 04/2020 publiziert, Online Termin15.06.2020.
  • Homberg A, Jan Hundertmark J, Krause J, Brunnée M; Neumann B, Loukanova S. Promoting medical competencies through a didactic tutor qualification programme – a qualitative study based on the CanMEDS Physician Competency Framework. BMC Medical Educ. 2019; 19(1):187 doi: 10.1186/s12909-019-1636-5.
  • Maharani C, Djiasri H, Meliala A, Dramé ML, Loukanova S. A scoping analysis of the aspects of primary healthcare physician job satisfaction: facets relevant to the Indonesian system. Human Resources for Health 2019; 17(1):38. DOI: 10.1186/s12960-019-0375-3
  • Maharani C, Afief DF, Weber D, Marx M, Loukanova S. Primary care physicians' satisfaction after health care reform: a cross-sectional study from two cities in Central Java, Indonesia. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019;19(1):290. doi: 10.1186/s12913-019-4121-2.
  • Hundertmark J, Alvarez S, Loukanova S, Schultz JH. Stress and stressors of medical student near-peer tutors during courses: a psychophysiological mixed methods study. BMC Medical Educ. 2019;19(1):95. doi: 10.1186/s12909-019-1521-2.
  • Saronga HP, Duysburgh E, Massawe S, Dalaba MA, Wangwe P, Sukums F, Leshabari M, Blank A, Sauerborn R, Loukanova S. Cost-effectiveness of an electronic clinical decision support system for improving quality of antenatal and childbirth care in rural Tanzania: an intervention study. BMC Health Serv Res 2017; 17(1):537. doi: 10.1186/s12913-017-2457-z.
  • Aninanya GA, Howard N, Williams JE, Apam B, Prytherch H, Loukanova S, Kamara EK, Otupiri E. Can performance-based incentives improve motivation of nurses and midwives in primary facilities in northern Ghana? A quasi-experimental study. Glob Health Action 2016; 9:32404. doi: 10.3402/gha.v9.32404.
  • Yé M, Diboulo E, Kagoné M, Sié A, Sauerborn R, Loukanova S. Health worker preferences for performance-based payment schemes in a rural health district in Burkina Faso. Glob Health Action. 2016; 9:29103. doi: 10.3402/gha.v9.29103.
  • Duysburgh E, Ye M, Williams A, Massawe S, Sié A, Williams J, Mpembeni R, Loukanova S, Temmerman M, Blank A. Quality of antenatal and childbirth care in selected rural health facilities in Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Tanzania: an intervention study. Trop Med Int Health. 2016;21(1):70-83. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12627.
  • Sukums F, Mensah N, Mpembeni R, Massawe S, Duysburgh E, Williams A, Kaltschmidt J, Loukanova S, Haefeli WE, Blank A. Promising adoption of an electronic clinical decision support system for antenatal and intrapartum care in rural primary healthcare facilities in sub-Saharan Africa: The QUALMAT experience. Int J Med Inform. 2015;84(9):647-57. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2015.05.002.
  • Dalaba MA, Akweongo P, Borigo R, Saronga H, Williams J, Blank A, Kaltschmidt J, Sauerborn R, Loukanova, S. Cost effectiveness of clinical decision support system in improving maternal health care in Ghana. PLoS One. 2015; 10(5): e0125920. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125920.
  • Saronga HP, Dalaba MA, Dong H, Leshabari M, Sauerborn R, Sukums F, Blank A, Kaltschmidt J, Loukanova S. Cost of installing and operating an electronic clinical decision support system for maternal health care: case of Tanzania rural primary health centres. BMC Health Serv Res. 2015; 15:132. doi: 10.1186/s12913-015-0780-9.
  • Dalaba MA, Akweongo P, Aborigo RA, Saronga HP, Williams J, Aninanya GA, Sauerborn R, Loukanova S. Cost to households in treating maternal complications in northern Ghana: a cross sectional study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2015; 15:34. doi: 10.1186/s12913-014-0659-1.
  • Duysburgh E, Williams A, Williams J, Loukanova S, Temmerman M. Quality of Antenatal and Childbirth Care in Northern Ghana. BJOG-International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2014. Suppl 4: 117-26. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12905.
  • Yé M, Aninanya GA, Sié A, Kakoko DCV, Chatio S, Kagoné M, Prytherch H, Loukanova S, Williams JE, Leshabari MT, Sauerborn R. Establishing sustainable performance-based incentive schemes: views of rural health workers from qualitative research in three sub-Saharan African countries. Rural and Remote Health Journal. 2014; 14(3): 2681. Epub 2014 Sept 14
  • Dalaba MA, Akweongo P, Williams J, Saronga HP, Tonchev P, Sauerborn R, Mensah N, Blank A, Kaltschmidt J, Loukanova S. Costs associated with implementation of computer-assisted clinical decision support system for antenatal and delivery care: case study of Kassena-Nankana district of northern Ghana. PLoS One. 2014; 9(9):e106416. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0106416.
  • Loukanova S, Prytherch H, Blank A, Duysburgh E, Tomson G, Gustafsson LL, Sié A, Williams J, Leshabari M, Haefeli WE, Sauerborn R, Fonn S. Nesting doctoral students in collaborative North-South partnerships for health systems research. Glob Health Action. 2014;7: 24070. doi: 10.3402/gha.v7.24070.
  • Zakane A, Gustafsson LL, Tomson G, Loukanova S, Sié A, Nasiell J, Bastholm-Rahmner P. Guidelines for maternal and neonatal "point of care": Needs of and attitudes towards a computerized clinical decision support system in rural Burkina Faso. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 2014; 83: 459–469 doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2014.01.013.
  • Saronga H, Duysburgh E, Tonchev P, Maxwell D, Savadogo G, Dong H, Sauerborn R, Loukanova S. Efficiency of antenatal care and childbirth services in selected primary health care facilities in rural Tanzania: a cross-sectional study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014;14(1):96. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-14-96.
  • Mpembeni RN, Massawe SN, Leshabari MT, Kakoko DV, Duysburgh E, Wangwe P, Sukums F, Saronga H, Loukanova S. Satisfaction with Health Facility Delivery Care Services and Associated Factors. The Case of Lindi and Mtwara Rural Districts, Southern Tanzania. East African Journal of Public Health 2014; 11(2).
  • Aranda C, Mohutsiwa-Dibe N, Loukanova S. Systematic review on what works, what does not work and why of implementation of mobile health (mHealth) projects in Africa. BMC Public Health 2014, 14:188. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-188.
  • Duysburgh E, Ye M, Williams A, Massawe S, Sié A, Williams J, Mpembeni R, Loukanova S, Temmerman M. Counselling on and women's awareness of pregnancy danger signs in selected rural health facilities in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Tanzania. Trop Med Int Health. 2013; 18(12):1498-509. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12214.
  • Dalaba MA, Akweongo P, Savadogo G, Saronga H, Williams J, Sauerborn R, Dong H, Loukanova S. Cost of maternal health services in selected primary care centres in Ghana: a step-down allocation approach. BMC Health Serv Res. 2013;13:287. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-13-287.
  • Blank A, Prytherch H, Kaltschmidt J, Krings A, Sukums F, Mensah N, Zakane A, Loukanova S, Gustafsson LL, Sauerborn R, Haefeli WE. Quality of prenatal and maternal care: Bridging the know-do gap" (QUALMAT study): An electronic clinical decision support system for rural Sub-Saharan Africa. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2013; 13:44. doi: 10.1186/1472-6947-13-44.
  • Duysburgh E, Zhang WH, Ye M, Williams A, Massawe S, Sié A, Williams J, Mpembeni R, Loukanova S, Temmerman M. Quality of antenatal and childbirth care in selected rural health facilities in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Tanzania: similar finding. Trop Med Int Health. 2013;18(5):534-47. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12076.
  • Loukanova S, Gustafsson LL, Sauerborn R, Haefeli WE. Quality of prenatal and maternal care: bridging the know-do gap” (QUALMAT study): an electronic clinical decision support system for rural sub-Saharan Africa. BMC medical informatics and decision making. BMC Med Inform Decis Making. 2013;13(1):44.
  • Loukanova S, Molnar R, Bridges JF. Promoting patient empowerment in the healthcare system: highlighting the need for patient-centered drug policy. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2007; 7(3): 281-9. doi: 10.1586/14737167.7.3.281.
  • Loukanova S, Bridges J. Empowerment in Medicine: An analysis of publication trends 1980-2005. Central European Journal Of Medicine. 2008; 3(1): 105-110. Buchbeiträge
  • Blank A, Kaltschmidt J, Sauerborn R, Loukanova S, Haefeli WE. e-Health in Afrika: Chancen eines Clinical Decision Support Systems in der medizinischen Grundversorgung im ländlichen Afrika. 2013. Chapter in a book eHealth 2013- Informationstechnologien und Telematik im Gesundheitswesen.
  • Bridges J F P, Loukanova S and Carrera P. Patient Empowerment in Health Care. In: Kris Heggenhougen and Stella Quah, editors International Encyclopedia of Public Health, Vol 5. San Diego: Academic Press; 2008. pp. 17- 28. Chapter in Encyclopaedia.