4 September 2018

General practitioner and senior researcher Erik Bischoff of the Department of Primary and Communicaty Care received a ZonMw grant of 250K for his project ‘A whole system multimorbidity approach to improve patient centred chronic disease management in primary care’ (in Dutch ‘Ketenzorg Ontketend’).

Objectives of this project are (i) to develop, in close collaboration with patients and healthcare professionals, a primary care whole-system patient centred multimorbidity management programme as a substitute for the current separate chronic disease management programmes for Diabetes Mellitus type 2, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Cardiovascular Diseases, (ii) to test its feasibility and to optimise it, and (iii) to evaluate the effects and costs. Erik: “There is an urgent need for a complete new organisation of primary care chronic disease management among all stakeholders, i.e. patients, healthcare professionals , health policy makers and health insurance companies. The impact of chronic diseases and multimorbidity in particular on our society is high and rapidly increasing, but the current healthcare organisation is ineffective and inefficient. In our project we will guide healthcare professionals and patients in the process of developing their own regional chronic disease management programme that puts the individual patient with all his morbidities at the centre of care and not a single disease and that responds to the needs and the context of the patient to provide the right care in the right place at the right time. Specific attention will be paid to training, ICT support and financing. Our results will have significant impact on how chronic disease management will be organised in the nearby future.
 
Erik Bischoff is member of theme Inflammatory diseases.

Related news items


How team science can make a difference!

17 September 2019

All researchers and others involved in the Healthy Brain Study on the Radboud Campus are invited for the next Progress Meeting that takes place on Wednesday, 2 October 2019.

read more

Radboud study on Dirty Money wins Ig Nobel Prize

17 September 2019

By shaking hands we are exchanging bacteria. Does this happen without direct hand-to-hand contact, for example when paying with paper money? Andreas Voss, clinical microbiologist at Radboudumc and CWZ, and colleagues in the United States received an Ig Nobel Prize for research into dirty money.

read more

Artificial intelligence for renal tissue assessment

16 September 2019

Meyke Hermsen and Jeroen van der Laak, present an alternative approach, featuring a convolutional neural network for multi-class segmentation of periodic acid–Schiff-stained kidney tissue sections. Their work was published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

read more

VSB Scholarships for studying or performing research abroad

12 September 2019

For students who have finished or will finish their BSc or MSc between 1-3-2019 and 31-12-2020.

read more

Electronic nose detects bacterium that can cause stomach cancer

10 September 2019

OP Oost promotes innovative cooperation between companies and research institutions.

read more

Yvonne Engels appointed Professor of Spiritual Healthcare

10 September 2019

Engels is an expert in the field of palliative care: optimising patients’ quality of life when healing is no longer possible.

read more