Professor José María Valderas Martínez (for research purposes also known as José M Valderas) (born April 1, 1972 in Barcelona, Spain) is an Academic General Practitioner and health services researcher.
He graduated in Medicine from the University of Barcelona in 1997, and qualified as a General Practitioner in 2003. Both his PhD (on the routine use of Patient Reported Outcomes in clinical practice) and MPH (development of a tool for the standardized assessment of Patient Reported Outcomes measures) were completed at the Health Services Research Unit at the Institut Municipal d'Investigació Mèdica (IMIM - Hospital del Mar). He subsequently worked with Barbara Starfield as a post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University, and then he went on to take a post as Clinical Lecturer at the National Primary Care Research and Development Centre and the NIHR School of Primary Care Research, University of Manchester. He subsequently moved to the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, where he set up and led the Health Services and Policy Research group. He moved in 2013 to the University of Exeter Medical School, where he took up the Chair in Health Services and Policy.
His research is focussed on the routine use of Patient Reported Outcomes in clinical practice, the study of the implications of multimorbidity for the provision of health services, the evaluation of interventions aimed at quality improvement of health care and more generally research aimed at improving the delivery of primary health care. He has led the development of an integrated model of quality of life and other Patient Reported Outcomes , and has led the development of the Patient Reported Experiences and Outcomes of Safety in Primary Care .
He has been elected by his peers as President of the International Society for Quality of Life Research. He has served as an Associate Editor to the European Journal of General Practice since 2010. He has held visiting appointments as Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics (2010-2013),, Fellow at the European Observatory of Health Systems and Policies (2010-2013), and Scholar at the University of Sydney (2011).
His most cited papers are:
- "Epidemiology and impact of multimorbidity in primary care: a retrospective cohort study." by C Salisbury, L Johnson, S Purdy, JM Valderas, AA Montgomery. British Journal of General Practice 61 (582), e12-e21 PMID 21401985, cited 345 times in Google Scholar.
- "Defining comorbidity: Implications for understanding health and health services." by Valderas, J.M., Starfield, B., Sibbald, B., Salisbury, C., Roland, M. Annals of Family Medicine Volume 7, Issue 4, July–August 2005, Pages 357-363 doi:10.1370/afm.983 PMID 19597174 cited 777 times in Google Scholar.
- "The impact of measuring patient-reported outcomes in clinical practice: A systematic review of the literature" by Valderas, J. M., Kotzeva, A., Espallargues, M., Guyatt, G., Ferrans, C.E., Halyard, M.Y., Revicki, D.A., Symonds, T., Parada, A., Alonso, J Quality of Life Research Volume 17, Issue 2, March 2008, Pages 179-193 PMID 18175207, cited 345 times in Google Scholar.
- "Patient reported outcome measures: a model-based classification system for research and clinical practice" by Valderas, J. M., Alonso, J Quality of Life Research Volume 17, Issue 9, November 2008, Pages 1125-1135 PMID 18836850, cited 164 times in Google Scholar.