The following news items are related to the research Healthcare improvement science.
Development of nationwide recommendations to support prenatal counseling in extreme prematurity20 June 2019
In Pediatrics Rosa Geurtzen et al described the development of a nationwide, evidence-based framework for prenatal counseling in extreme prematurity. It contains recommendations and tools for personalization in the domains of organization, decision-making, content, and style of prenatal counseling.
Jeroen Hasselaar elected board member European Association for Palliative Care6 June 2019
On 24 May at the congress for palliative care in Berlin, Jeroen Hasselaar has been elected as a board member of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC), for the period 2019-2023. Jeroen was nominated on behalf of the Dutch association for palliative care (Palliactief).
Ingenious solution, but what was the problem?29 May 2019
In Value in Health Anouck Kluytmans, Marcia Tummers, Gert Jan van der Wilt and Janneke Grutters found, using a mixed methods approach, that although a recently developed medical technology was deemed ingenious by stakeholders, there was no underlying problem it could solve in its intended context.
Association of gestational weight gain with adverse maternal and infant outcomes13 May 2019
An individual participant meta-analysis published in JAMA showed that pregnancy BMI is related stronger to maternal and infant complications than to gestational weight gain. The PRIDE Study, with coauthors Marleen van Gelder and Nel Roeleveld, was one of the participating cohorts.
Health insurers make few reallocations impacting hospital budgets2 May 2019
A financial analysis of the annual reports of Dutch hospitals has shown that only 2 - 3 percent of the total budget was reallocated in 2007-2014. This was the conclusion of PhD research by Niek Stadhouders of Radboudumc, which he defended on 15 April.
800k Euro for research project effectiveness ‘Healthy School’4 April 2019
The Dutch government has started the project ‘Gezonde school’ (‘Healthy School’). Schools can achieve this vignette if they devote time and attention to the health and healthy lifestyle of students on the basis of the ‘Healthy school approach’.
eHealth Apps Replacing or Complementing Health Care Contacts21 March 2019
In the Journal of Medical Internet Research, Pim Assendelft and colleagues from the University of Applied sciences Arnhem Nijmegen showed that still relatively little is known about the adverse effects of health apps when used to replace or complement contacts with doctors or nurses.
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.
Validity of a wireless patch sensor to monitor mobility tested in both an experimental and a hospital setup12 November 2018
In PLoS One Niek Koenders and colleagues showed the importance of testing the validity of physical activity monitors in a real-world hospital setup rather than an experimental setup.
Report of the 12th New Frontiers symposium Big data, better healthcare? - 1 November 20187 November 2018
Examples from the application of deep learning to image reading in pathology and radiology and the application of network medicine to monitor infectious disease outbreaks or collective mood states using twitter data showed the huge potential of big data approaches for building better healthcare.
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.
Alarming levels of sugar consumption addressed by joint session of the World Health Organization, the World Dental Federation and the NCD Alliance27 September 2018
The FDI World Dental Federation, the NCD Alliance, and the World Health Organization organized a joint session in Buenos Aires (Argentina) on 7 September as part of their ongoing collaboration to address oral and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Decision-making in extreme prematurity awarded by ZonMW16 May 2018
Rosa Geurtzen was awarded as appreciation for her role in a project that contributes to making effective choices in healthcare. She received the scholarship for the PreCo study, in which prenatal counseling in extreme preterm birth is optimized.
The National Healthcare Institute (ZIN) provides insight in the displacement of healthcare25 April 2018
Displacement of care is difficult to assess. On behalf of the National Healthcare Institute, a consortium led by the Radboudumc has therefore carried out research into displacement of care in Dutch healthcare.