N. van der Linden PhD (Naomi)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I'm a health economist with a background in medicine (Drs.), clinical epidemiology (MSc.), organisational anthropology (BSc.), and health economics (MSc., PhD.). I'm passionate about realistically capturing the value of interventions in health economic models. My main experience lies in oncology, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and emergency medicine. I've also worked on projects in nephrology, infectious diseases, and diagnostics.

One of my overarching interests is the use of real-world evidence to inform and improve reimbursement decisions. A related interest is value-based contracting: can we make payments for health technologies dependent on whether they truly make a difference? 


Medicine & Life Sciences
Costs And Cost Analysis
Heart-Assist Devices
Northern Territory
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Social Sciences
Medical Devices


Campbell, M. , Linden, N. V. D., Gardner, K., Dickinson, H., Agostino, J., Dowden, M., O’Meara, I., Scolyer, M., Woerle, H., Viney, R., & Gool, K. V. (2022). Health care cost of crusted scabies in Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory, Australia. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 16(3), [e0010288]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0010288
Linden, M. C. C. V. D. , van der Linden, N., Lam, R. C., Stap, P., Brand, C. L. V. D., Vermeulen, T., Jellema, K., & van den Wijngaard, I. R. (2021). Impact of ongoing centralization of acute stroke care from “drip and ship” into “direct-to-mothership” model in a Dutch urban area. Health policy, 125(8), 1040-1046. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2021.06.003
Wolff, H. B., Alberts, L. , Linden, N. V. D., Bongers, M. L., Verstegen, N. E., Lagerwaard, F. J., Hofman, F. N., Uyl-de Groot, C. A., Senan, S., Sharouni, S. Y. E., Kastelijn, E. A., Schramel, F. M. N. H., & Coupé, V. M. H. (2020). Cost-effectiveness of stereotactic body radiation therapy versus video assisted thoracic surgery in medically operable stage I non-small cell lung cancer: A modeling study. Lung cancer, 141, 89-96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lungcan.2020.01.011
Linden, M. C. C. V. D., van den Wijngaard, I. R., van Linden, S. , & van der Linden, N. (2020). Night-time confusion in an elderly woman post-stroke. BMJ Case Reports, 13(5). https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2019-230693
Linden, M. C. C. V. D., Ufford, H. M. E. J. V. , & Linden, N. N. V. D. (2019). The impact of a multimodal intervention on emergency department crowding and patient flow. International journal of emergency medicine, 12, [21]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12245-019-0238-7
Cutler, R. L. , van der Linden, N., Benrimoj, S. I. C., & Fernandez-Llimos, F. (2019). An evidence-based model to consolidate medication adherence cost estimation: the medication adherence cost estimation framework. Journal of comparative effectiveness research, 8(8). https://doi.org/10.2217/cer-2018-0099
Linden, M. C. C. V. D., Balk, F. J. E., van der Hoeven, B. J. H., van Loon, M., de Voeght, F. J. , & van der Linden, N. (2019). Emergency department care for patients with mental health problems, a longitudinal registry study and a before and after intervention study. International emergency nursing, 44, 14-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ienj.2019.02.003
Linden, N. V. D., Althouse, B. (Ed.), Gool, K. V., Gardner, K., Dickinson, H., Agostino, J., Regan, D. G., Dowden, M., & Viney, R. (2019). A systematic review of scabies transmission models and data to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of scabies interventions. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 13(3), [e0007182]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007182
Linden, M. C. C. V. D., de Beaufort, R. A. Y., Meylaerts, S. A. G., Brand, C. L. V. D. , & van der Linden, N. (2019). The impact of medical specialist staffing on emergency department patient flow and satisfaction. European journal of emergency medicine, 26(1), 47-52. https://doi.org/10.1097/mej.0000000000000487
Linden, N. V. D., Zou, Y. (Ed.), Longden, T., Richards, J. R., Khursheed, M., Goddijn, W. M. T., Veelen, M. J. V., Khan, U. R., & Linden, M. C. V. D. (2019). The use of an ‘acclimatisation’ heatwave measure to compare temperature-related demand for emergency services in Australia, Botswana, Netherlands, Pakistan, and USA. PLoS ONE, 14(3), [0214242]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0214242
Cutler, R. L., Torres-Robles, A., Wiecek, E., Drake, B. , Linden, N. V. D., Benrimoj, S. I. C., & Garcia-Cardenas, V. (2019). Pharmacist-led medication non-adherence intervention: reducing the economic burden placed on the Australian health care system. Patient Preference and Adherence, 853-862. https://doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S191482
van der Linden, M. C., Rambach, A. A. H. , & van der Linden, N. (2018). Case report: A patient with malaria at the emergency department. International emergency nursing, 36, 63-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ienj.2017.07.006
Linden, M. C. C. V. D., van Loon, M., Gaakeer, M. I., Richards, J. R., Derlet, R. W. , & van der Linden, N. (2018). A different crowd, a different crowding level? The predefined thresholds of crowding scales may not be optimal for all emergency departments. International emergency nursing, 41, 25-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ienj.2018.05.004
Phan, Y. H. L., Lourenco, R. D. A., Haas, M. , & Linden, N. V. D. (2018). Key considerations in reimbursement decision-making for multiple sclerosis drugs in Australia. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, 25, 144-149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msard.2018.07.020
Linden, M. C. C. V. D., van Loon, M., Feemstra, N. S. F. , & van der Linden, N. (2018). Assessing bottlenecks in Emergency Department flow of patients with abdominal pain. International emergency nursing, 40, 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ienj.2018.03.006
Linden, M. C. V. D., Brand, C. L. V. D., Wijngaard, I. R. V. D., Beaufort, R. A. Y. D. , Linden, N. V. D., & Jellema, K. (2018). A dedicated neurologist at the emergency department during out-of-office hours decreases patients’ length of stay and admission percentages. Journal of neurology, 265, 535-541. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00415-018-8734-x
de Groot, S. , van der Linden, N., Franken, M. G., Blommestein, H. M., Leeneman, B., van Rooijen, E., van der Hoeven, J. J. M., Wouters, M. W., Westgeest, H. M., & Uyl-de Groot, C. A. (2017). Balancing the Optimal and the Feasible: A Practical Guide for Setting Up Patient Registries for the Collection of Real-World Data for Health Care Decision Making Based on Dutch Experiences. Value in health, 20(4), 627-636. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2016.02.007
Linden, M. C. C. V. D., Khursheed, M., Hooda, K., Pines, J. M. , & van der Linden, N. (2017). Two emergency departments, 6000 km apart: Differences in patient flow and staff perceptions about crowding. International emergency nursing, 35, 30-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ienj.2017.06.002
Kanters, T. A., Bouwmans, C. A. M. , van der Linden, N., Tan, S. S., & Hakkaart-van Roijen, L. (2017). Update of the Dutch manual for costing studies in health care. PLoS ONE, 12(11), [0187477]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0187477
van der Linden, N., Bongers, M. L., Coupé, V. M. H., Smit, E. F., Groen, H. J. M., Welling, A., Schramel, F. M. N. H., & Uyl-de Groot, C. A. (2017). Treatment Patterns and Differences in Survival of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Between Academic and Non-Academic Hospitals in the Netherlands. Clinical lung cancer, 18(5), e341-e347. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cllc.2015.11.011

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University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Technohal (building no. 18), room 3300
Hallenweg 5
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Technohal  3300
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands