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.
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’).
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.