Societal impact and public outreach

Much – if not most – RIHS research has direct societal impact and is implemented in clinical care or public health. Research results are shared with the professional and lay community.

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Societal impact and public outreach

Much – if not most – RIHS research has direct societal impact and is implemented in clinical care or public health. Research results are shared with the professional and lay community through contributions to guidelines or protocols, professional and popular publications, newspaper and radio, board membership of national and international societal advisory groups and policy institutes, outreach activities and public-private collaborations.
 

Public outreach


RIHS Open day

About 2000 visitors became a health scientist for one day and discovered how special healthcare research is. read more

Radboud New Frontiers Symposium

Every 2 years RIHS organizes this international 2-day symposium. read more

Citizens’ panel

A citizen panel on making choices in healthcare (burgerforum ‘keuzes in de zorg’) was initiated. read more

National Research project on pain

Together with the television program “de kennis van nu”, an online study on pain sensitivity in the Dutch population was performed. read more

A few examples illustrating RIHS’ impact on patient care


Act in case of depression

The program ‘Act in case of Depression’ reduces depressions in nursing homes with at least a quarter. read more

Virtual asthma clinic

Thanks to the virtual asthma clinic for children (‘Luchtbrug’) children with asthma need to visit the hospital less often. read more

3D imaging and printing

With the 3D imaging and 3D printing technology of the 3D lab the patient is treated in a shorter surgical session with better results. read more

Multiparametric MRI

Men suspected to have prostate cancer are now diagnosed via multiparametric MRI instead of traditional systematic transrectal ultrasound guided biopsies. read more

Gout diagnosis calculator

With the (mobile phone) gout diagnosis calculator the General Practioner can diagnose gout and no referral to a hospital for an invasive joint-puncture is needed. read more

Dutch do-not-do list and ‘Beter-laten-lijst’

A total of 1366 low-value hospital services (Dutch do-not-do list) have been integrated into the consultants’ national guideline database. In addition, a list of nursing activities which have little to no value to the patient has been compiled (‘Beter-laten-lijst’). read more

Cancer drug saving by intake with food

With the shift from intravenously to orally administered drugs in modern oncology, drug absorption often limits the full potential of these drugs. Our research showed that intake with food can reduce gastro-intestinal toxicity, improve patients comfort and lower the dosing which saves costs. read more

The Dutch AYA ‘Young and Cancer’ Platform

A co-participation between AYA (adolescents and young adults) patients and healthcare professionals. read more
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