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Stefan Larsson

Senior Partner & Managing Director


Stefan Larsson on Value-Based Health Care

Stefan Larsson is the global leader of The Boston Consulting Group’s health care payers and providers sector. He has been a Fellow since 2010.

Stefan’s research focuses on the topic of value-based health care—that is, how transparency within health care outcomes and patient group costs will drive the transformation of health care systems. Health care costs have risen two to three times faster than economic growth over the past 20 years, and governments and other payers' approach of focusing on managing costs has had limited success. He presented the topic of value-based health care during his TED talk "What Doctors Can Learn from Each Other" as part of a series of talks curated by TED and BCG.

Stefan is also BCG's representative to a new collaboration, the International Consortium of Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM), cofounded by BCG, Michael Porter of the Harvard Business School, and the Karolinska Institute.

Since joining BCG in 1996, Stefan has worked extensively for clients across the health care industry on issues of strategy, organizational redesign, operational effectiveness, R&D effectiveness, regulatory issues, drug safety, manufacturing, in-licensing strategy, and commercial compliance.

Prior to joining BCG, Stefan was an associate professor at the Karolinska Institute. He has published 22 articles in peer-reviewed international journals.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leads BCG’s global work with health care payers and providers
  • Corporate strategy in biopharma and hospitals
  • Clinical development
  • Hospital organization and transformation
  • Models of care
  • Clinical development
  • Cost of care and medical management


  • PhD, Karolinska Institutet and Harvard Medical School
  • MD, Uppsala and Karolinska Institutet

Honors and Awards

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