General practitioners rarely order images for back problems4 February 2020
8% Of all general practitioners regularly order imaging for patients who have lower-back pain without severe symptoms. Such imaging does not contribute to the treatment. This is indicated by the results from the Doen of Laten? project, a study conducted by Radboudumc, the LUMC and VGZ Cooperation.
Cognitive behavioral therapy reduces severe fatigue in patients with advanced cancer during treatment28 January 2020
In Annals of Oncology, RIHS researchers Hanneke Poort, Marlies Peters, Winette van der Graaf, Ria Nijhuis-van der Sanden and colleagues showed significant effects of cognitive behavioral therapy on fatigue in patients with advanced cancer during treatment with palliative intent.
Imaging versus no imaging for low back pain28 February 2019
In the European Spine Journal Gijs Lemmers, Wim van Lankveld, Gert Westert, Philip van der Wees and Bart Staal showed that imaging in low back pain may be associated with higher medical costs, increased healthcare utilization and more absence from work.
Determinants for variation in Integrated Head and Neck Cancer7 February 2019
In National Comprehensive Cancer Network Lydia van Overveld and Rosella Hermens described the quality of current integrated head and neck cancer care using evidence-based quality indicators, the variation between Dutch hospitals, and the influence of patient and hospital characteristics.
Patient has an important role in reducing inappropriate care31 January 2019
A national research program conducted by the university medical centers has shown that it is both feasible and responsible to reduce inappropriate healthcare. Responsible researchers are Simone van Dulmen, Tijn Kool and Eva Verkerk.
Report of the 12th New Frontiers symposium Better care, network care? - 2 November 20187 November 2018
No easy answers at this symposium last Friday, only challenges that can be overcome if we succeed in 5 things. First and most radically, put patients in the center of healthcare. Second, start with assessing what the local population needs and not what local professionals have to offer.
Maud Graff appointed as professor of Occupational Therapy11 September 2018
Maud Graff has been appointed as professor (by special appointment) of Occupational Therapy at RadboudUMC and Radboud University. The chair – the first in the Netherlands - is financed by the Dutch Occupational Therapy Association ‘Ergotherapie Nederland’.
Celsus academie presents book on affordable healthcare Presentation at Celsus academie conference on 19 April18 April 2018
We must make clear decisions about what we want to spend our healthcare budget on. It is important to cut back on unnecessary care and improve the coordination of the care being demanded.