Richard P T M Grol

Summary

Affiliation: Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Barriers and facilitators to evidence based care of type 2 diabetes patients: experiences of general practitioners participating to a quality improvement program
    Geert Goderis
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
    Implement Sci 4:41. 2009
  2. pmc The relationship between organisational characteristics and the effects of clinical guidelines on medical performance in hospitals, a meta-analysis
    Rob Dijkstra
    Centre for Quality of Care Research 117, Radboud University, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:53. 2006
  3. pmc Improving patient adherence to lifestyle advice (IMPALA): a cluster-randomised controlled trial on the implementation of a nurse-led intervention for cardiovascular risk management in primary care (protocol)
    Marije S Koelewijn-van Loon
    Maastricht University, School for Public Health and Primary Care, Department of General Practice, P, O, Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:9. 2008
  4. pmc General practice cooperatives: long waiting times for home visits due to long distances?
    Paul Giesen
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, KWAZO 114, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:19. 2007
  5. pmc A randomised controlled trial of the effects of a web-based PSA decision aid, Prosdex. Protocol
    Rhodri Evans
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University, Wales, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 8:58. 2007
  6. pmc Blood test ordering for unexplained complaints in general practice: the VAMPIRE randomised clinical trial protocol. [ISRCTN55755886]
    Marloes A van Bokhoven
    University of Maastricht, Care and Public Health Research Institute Caphri, Department of General Practice Centre for Quality of Care Research, PO Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 7:20. 2006
  7. pmc Developing a facilitation model to promote organisational development in primary care practices
    Melody Rhydderch
    Centre for Health Sciences Research, Neuadd Meirionydd, Heath Park, CF14 4YS, Cardiff, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 7:38. 2006
  8. pmc Why do patients want to have their blood tested? A qualitative study of patient expectations in general practice
    Marloes A van Bokhoven
    University of Maastricht, Care and Public Health Research Institute, Department of General Practice Centre for Quality of Care Research, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 7:75. 2006
  9. pmc Family practice nurses supporting self-management in older patients with mild osteoarthritis: a randomized trial
    Raymond Wetzels
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 9:7. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint After-hours care in the United Kingdom, Denmark, and the Netherlands: new models
    Richard Grol
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, The Netherlands
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:1733-7. 2006

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Publications90

  1. pmc Barriers and facilitators to evidence based care of type 2 diabetes patients: experiences of general practitioners participating to a quality improvement program
    Geert Goderis
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
    Implement Sci 4:41. 2009
    ..This QIP was implemented to promote compliance with international guidelines...
  2. pmc The relationship between organisational characteristics and the effects of clinical guidelines on medical performance in hospitals, a meta-analysis
    Rob Dijkstra
    Centre for Quality of Care Research 117, Radboud University, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:53. 2006
  3. pmc Improving patient adherence to lifestyle advice (IMPALA): a cluster-randomised controlled trial on the implementation of a nurse-led intervention for cardiovascular risk management in primary care (protocol)
    Marije S Koelewijn-van Loon
    Maastricht University, School for Public Health and Primary Care, Department of General Practice, P, O, Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:9. 2008
    ..The aim of this paper is to describe the design and methods of a study to evaluate an intervention aimed at involving patients in cardiovascular risk management...
  4. pmc General practice cooperatives: long waiting times for home visits due to long distances?
    Paul Giesen
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, KWAZO 114, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:19. 2007
    ..Further, we investigated if other factors (traffic intensity, home visit intensity, time of day, and degree of urgency) influenced waiting times...
  5. pmc A randomised controlled trial of the effects of a web-based PSA decision aid, Prosdex. Protocol
    Rhodri Evans
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University, Wales, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 8:58. 2007
    ..In addition, a mathematical simulation model of the effects of Prosdex will be developed...
  6. pmc Blood test ordering for unexplained complaints in general practice: the VAMPIRE randomised clinical trial protocol. [ISRCTN55755886]
    Marloes A van Bokhoven
    University of Maastricht, Care and Public Health Research Institute Caphri, Department of General Practice Centre for Quality of Care Research, PO Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 7:20. 2006
    ....
  7. pmc Developing a facilitation model to promote organisational development in primary care practices
    Melody Rhydderch
    Centre for Health Sciences Research, Neuadd Meirionydd, Heath Park, CF14 4YS, Cardiff, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 7:38. 2006
    ..A qualitative study based on transcript analysis was adopted...
  8. pmc Why do patients want to have their blood tested? A qualitative study of patient expectations in general practice
    Marloes A van Bokhoven
    University of Maastricht, Care and Public Health Research Institute, Department of General Practice Centre for Quality of Care Research, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 7:75. 2006
    ..It is commonly recommended to involve patients in decision-making during consultations. The study aimed to obtain detailed information on patients' expectations about blood tests...
  9. pmc Family practice nurses supporting self-management in older patients with mild osteoarthritis: a randomized trial
    Raymond Wetzels
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 9:7. 2008
    ..We evaluated a nurse-based intervention on older OA patients' self-management with the aim to assess its effects on mobility and functioning...
  10. ncbi request reprint After-hours care in the United Kingdom, Denmark, and the Netherlands: new models
    Richard Grol
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, The Netherlands
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:1733-7. 2006
    ..Most patients accept these new models but are dissatisfied if they expect to see a physician. Local or regional integration of all emergency services seems to be the most promising model for after-hours care...
  11. pmc Planning and studying improvement in patient care: the use of theoretical perspectives
    Richard P T M Grol
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Milbank Q 85:93-138. 2007
    ....
  12. pmc On the trail of quality and safety in health care
    Richard Grol
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, PO Box 9101, 114, 6500 HB Nijmegen, Netherlands
    BMJ 336:74-6. 2008
  13. pmc Management of children's urinary tract infections in Dutch family practice: a cohort study
    Mirjam Harmsen
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 8:9. 2007
    ..Our aim was to describe the clinical management of young children's UTIs in Dutch primary care and to compare this to the national guideline recommendations...
  14. doi request reprint Routine oral examination: clinical vignettes, a promising tool for continuing professional development?
    Theodorus G Mettes
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, College of Oral Sciences, Department of Preventive and Operative Dentistry, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Dent 38:377-86. 2010
    ..To develop content for an educational system for dental professionals to be used for patient-tailored evidence-based decisions regarding routine oral examinations (ROEs) and to test the model as a tool in dental education...
  15. pmc Effect of an integrated primary care model on the management of middle-aged and old patients with obstructive lung diseases
    Marianne A Meulepas
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, University Medical Centre Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Scand J Prim Health Care 25:186-92. 2007
    ..To investigate the effect of a primary care model for COPD on process of care and patient outcome...
  16. pmc Evaluation of physicians' professional performance: an iterative development and validation study of multisource feedback instruments
    Karlijn Overeem
    IQ Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:80. 2012
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Routine oral examinations in primary care: which predictors determine what is done? A prospective clinical case recording study
    Theodorus G Mettes
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, College of Oral Sciences, Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Dent 36:435-43. 2008
    ..Our aim was to identify patient and GDP characteristics associated with aspects of oral health assessment (OHA) and clinical management (CM) in patients with various oral conditions...
  18. ncbi request reprint Obstacles to the delivery of primary palliative care as perceived by GPs
    Marieke M Groot
    Centre for Quality of Care Research 114, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Palliat Med 21:697-703. 2007
    ..From previous research we learned about some of the problems experienced by GPs. In this survey we aimed to identify the prevalence of such problems in providing palliative care and its determinants...
  19. ncbi request reprint Logistic support service improves processes and outcomes of diabetes care in general practice
    Marianne A Meulepas
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Centre Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Fam Pract 24:20-5. 2007
    ..Guidelines for type 2 diabetes care in general practice are well known and accepted, but the implementation falls short...
  20. ncbi request reprint Predictors of recall assignment decisions by general dental practitioners performing routine oral examinations
    Theodorus G Mettes
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry, College of Oral Sciences, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Oral Sci 114:396-402. 2006
    ..A shift towards a more individual assessment was found between 2000 and 2005 in the way that Dutch GDPs are dealing with the assignment of recall interval frequency...
  21. ncbi request reprint Living on borrowed time: experiences in palliative care
    Marieke M Groot
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 65:381-6. 2007
    ..To gain insight into the experiences of a palliative care patient and her husband who were living on borrowed time...
  22. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of clinical practice guideline implementation on lower third molar management in improving clinical decision-making: a randomized controlled trial
    Wil J M van der Sanden
    Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry, College of Dental Science, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Oral Sci 113:349-54. 2005
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Parents' awareness of and knowledge about young children's urinary tract infections
    Mirjam Harmsen
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, P O Box 9101 114 kwazo, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 66:250-5. 2007
    ..To provide insight into parents' awareness of and knowledge about urinary tract infections (UTIs) in young children...
  24. doi request reprint Patients' responsiveness to a decision support tool for primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases in primary care
    Ben van Steenkiste
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 72:63-70. 2008
    ..Assessment of patients' responsiveness to a decision support tool for primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). The booklet focuses on barriers at patient level...
  25. doi request reprint A multi-faceted strategy to improve the use of national fertility guidelines; a cluster-randomized controlled trial
    Selma M Mourad
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod 26:817-26. 2011
    ..This study therefore contributes to an increased understanding of fertility guideline implementation in general, and the role of patients in particular...
  26. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of patients with COPD in three motivational stages related to smoking cessation
    Sander R Hilberink
    University Medical Centre Nijmegen St Radboud, Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, KWAZO 229, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 61:449-57. 2006
    ..To characterize patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in different motivational stages related to smoking cessation...
  27. ncbi request reprint General practitioners (GPs) and palliative care: perceived tasks and barriers in daily practice
    Marieke M Groot
    Centre for Quality of Care Research 229, University Medical Centre Nijmegen, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Palliat Med 19:111-8. 2005
    ..The quality of care can be improved by investigating and addressing barriers perceived by GPs in daily practice. The aim of this study was to investigate GPs' task perception and barriers involved in palliative care...
  28. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation in patients with COPD in daily general practice (SMOCC): six months' results
    Sander R Hilberink
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, University Medical Centre Nijmegen St Radboud, KWAZO 229, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Prev Med 41:822-7. 2005
    ..The present study presents the results of a smoking cessation counseling protocol in general practice (Smoking Cessation in patients with COPD in general practice (SMOCC))...
  29. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of cardiovascular risk among patients with hypertension or diabetes
    Bernard D Frijling
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University of Nijmegen Maastricht, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 52:47-53. 2004
    ..In conclusion, patients showed inadequate perceptions of their absolute risk of cardiovascular events and physicians should thus provide greater information about absolute risk when offering preventive therapy...
  30. ncbi request reprint Problems experienced by the informal caregivers of cancer patients and their needs for support
    Bart H P Osse
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University of Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Cancer Nurs 29:378-88; quiz 389-90. 2006
    ..Using structured needs assessments with the Problems and Needs in Palliative Care questionnaire-caregiver form seems a feasible method to identify the needs of individual caregivers in palliative care...
  31. doi request reprint Management of childhood urinary tract infections: an economic modeling study
    Mirjam Harmsen
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Value Health 12:466-72. 2009
    ..Variation in the treatment of UTIs between practices is high...
  32. ncbi request reprint A practical instrument to explore patients' needs in palliative care: the Problems and Needs in Palliative Care questionnaire short version
    Bart H P Osse
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK University Medical Centre St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Palliat Med 21:391-9. 2007
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Consultation in palliative care: the relevance of clarification of problems
    Myrra J F J Vernooij-Dassen
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK and Vocational Training General Practitioners, 117 Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer 43:316-22. 2007
    ..Explicit clarification of problems facilitates the identification and addressing of a more comprehensive and specific scope of problems...
  34. ncbi request reprint The feasibility of a primary care model for the management of COPD
    Marianne A Meulepas
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, University Medical Centre, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Prim Care Respir J 15:337-41. 2006
    ..To investigate the feasibility of a primary care model to improve the management of COPD...
  35. pmc Barriers to optimal antibiotic use for community-acquired pneumonia at hospitals: a qualitative study
    Jeroen A Schouten
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Qual Saf Health Care 16:143-9. 2007
    ..Physician adherence to key recommendations of guidelines for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is often not optimal. A better understanding of factors influencing optimal performance is needed to plan effective change...
  36. doi request reprint How do Dutch general practitioners diagnose children's urinary tract infections?
    Mirjam Harmsen
    Radboud Univeristy Nijmegen Medical Centre, Scientific Institute for Qualty of Healthcare, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Eval Clin Pract 15:464-7. 2009
    ..To study which tests general practitioners used to diagnose a urinary tract infection (UTI) in children and which patient characteristics were associated with test choice...
  37. ncbi request reprint Peer mentoring in doctor performance assessment: strategies, obstacles and benefits
    Karlijn Overeem
    IQ Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Med Educ 44:140-7. 2010
    ..Mentoring seems to be a key determinant in achieving the ultimate goal of those assessments, namely, improving doctor performance. Little is known, however, about how mentors perceive and fulfil this role...
  38. ncbi request reprint Requests from professional care providers for consultation with palliative care consultation teams
    Marieke M Groot
    Centre for Quality of Care Research 229, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Support Care Cancer 13:920-8. 2005
    ..Our aim was to investigate the extent to which professionals requested assistance from palliative care consultation teams and the reasons behind these requests to trace any gaps they experience in the provision of palliative care...
  39. doi request reprint Determinants of patients' experiences and satisfaction with fertility care
    Selma M Mourad
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Fertil Steril 94:1254-60. 2010
    ..To assess determinants of patients' experiences and satisfaction with fertility care...
  40. doi request reprint General practice counseling for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to quit smoking: impact after 1 year of two complex interventions
    Sander R Hilberink
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 83:120-4. 2011
    ..To evaluate two counseling programs in general practice to help smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to quit smoking...
  41. doi request reprint An overview of patients' preference for, and satisfaction with, care provided by general practitioners and nurse practitioners
    Miranda G H Laurant
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Clin Nurs 17:2690-8. 2008
    ..To assess patients' views on the care provided by nurse practitioners compared with that provided by general practitioners and to determine factors influencing these views...
  42. doi request reprint Involvement of general practitioners in managing alcohol problems: a randomized controlled trial of a tailored improvement programme
    Ivonne van Beurden
    IQ Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Addiction 107:1601-11. 2012
    ..The improvement programme consisted of activities aimed at the GP, organization and patient. Educational training sessions and visits by a facilitator were tailored to the GPs' needs and attitudes...
  43. ncbi request reprint Routine oral examination: clinical performance and management by general dental practitioners in primary care
    Theodorus G Mettes
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, College of Oral Sciences, Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Oral Sci 115:384-9. 2007
    ..Further research is needed to identify factors responsible for the variation in GDP performance, just as research on clinical practice guideline implementation methods is warranted...
  44. doi request reprint Current treatment of chronic heart failure in primary care; still room for improvement
    Marije Bosch
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Eval Clin Pract 16:644-50. 2010
    ..We aim to describe current pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of CHF in primary care...
  45. ncbi request reprint Which data source in clinical performance assessment? A pilot study comparing self-recording with patient records and observation
    Teun H Spies
    Center for Quality of Care Research and Department of Medical Informatics, University of Nijmegen, PO Box 1901, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Int J Qual Health Care 16:65-72. 2004
    ..A pilot study aimed to determine the extent to which each of three data sources could provide complete and reliable data for valid assessment of clinical performance...
  46. ncbi request reprint Block design allowed for control of the Hawthorne effect in a randomized controlled trial of test ordering
    Wim H J M Verstappen
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Care and Public Health Research Institute, Department of General Practice, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, NL 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:1119-23. 2004
    ..To evaluate the value of balanced incomplete block designs in quality improvement research, and their capacity to control for the Hawthorne effect...
  47. ncbi request reprint An expert-supported monitoring system for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in general practice: results of a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Lisette van den Bemt
    Department of Primary and Community Care, Centre for Family Medicine, Geriatric Care and Public Health, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Med J Aust 191:249-54. 2009
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Routine oral examination: differences in characteristics of Dutch general dental practitioners related to type of recall interval
    Theodorus G Mettes
    Department of Preventive and Curative Dentistry, College of Oral Sciences, University Medical Centre, St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 33:219-26. 2005
    ....
  49. pmc Improving test ordering in primary care: the added value of a small-group quality improvement strategy compared with classic feedback only
    Wim H J M Verstappen
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Care and Public Health Research Institute Caphri, and Department of Primary Care, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Ann Fam Med 2:569-75. 2004
    ..Numbers of tests ordered by primary care physicians are increasing, and many of these tests seem to be unnecessary according to established, evidence-based guidelines...
  50. doi request reprint Deciding how many embryos to transfer after in vitro fertilisation: development and pilot test of a decision aid
    Arno M van Peperstraten
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 78:124-9. 2010
    ..This paper describes the development and pilot test of a patient decision aid (DA) for this purpose...
  51. ncbi request reprint Comparing cost effects of two quality strategies to improve test ordering in primary care: a randomized trial
    Wim H J M Verstappen
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Care and Public Health Research Unit CAPHRI, Department of General Practice, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Int J Qual Health Care 16:391-8. 2004
    ..To determine the costs and cost reductions of an innovative strategy aimed at improving test ordering routines of primary care physicians, compared with a traditional strategy...
  52. ncbi request reprint Improving primary mental health care: impact of a nationwide programme
    Jantien M C Heideman
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, 117 KWAZO, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Health Policy 81:146-54. 2007
    ..To determine the impact of a nationwide programme on primary mental health care practices...
  53. ncbi request reprint Tailored interventions to improve antibiotic use for lower respiratory tract infections in hospitals: a cluster-randomized, controlled trial
    Jeroen A Schouten
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Clin Infect Dis 44:931-41. 2007
    ..Limited data exist on the most effective approach to increase the quality of antibiotic use for lower respiratory tract infections at hospitals...
  54. doi request reprint Review article: Effectiveness of patient care teams and the role of clinical expertise and coordination: a literature review
    Marije Bosch
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Med Care Res Rev 66:5S-35S. 2009
    ..The added value of coordination functions remained unclear. Overall, current studies provide little insight into the underlying mechanisms of teamwork...
  55. doi request reprint Antibiotic prescribing in hospitals: a social and behavioural scientific approach
    Marlies E J L Hulscher
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Netherlands
    Lancet Infect Dis 10:167-75. 2010
    ..Evaluating these programme activities in a way that provides external validity of the conclusions is crucial...
  56. doi request reprint Patient and hospital characteristics associated with variation in guideline adherence in intrauterine insemination care
    Rosella P M G Hermens
    1Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare IQ healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Int J Qual Health Care 23:574-82. 2011
    ..To assess the association of patient and hospital characteristics with adherence to guidelines for intrauterine insemination (IUI) care...
  57. ncbi request reprint Patient autonomy problems in palliative care: systematic development and evaluation of a questionnaire
    Myrra J F J Vernooij-Dassen
    Center of Quality of Care Research, University of Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Pain Symptom Manage 30:264-70. 2005
    ..86), followed by a concise 4-item version (PAQs) (Cronbach's alpha 0.71). Autonomy problems were more prevalent than pain problems. The development of the PAQ may help draw attention to autonomy problems...
  58. ncbi request reprint Follow-up of abnormal or inadequate cervical smears using two guidance systems: RCT on effectiveness
    Rosella P M G Hermens
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Universities of Nijmegen and Maastricht, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Prev Med 41:809-14. 2005
    ..A comprehensive system (cytopathology laboratory monitored the follow-up of all abnormal and inadequate smears) was compared to a selective system (monitoring was left to the smear taker; laboratory acted as a safety net)...
  59. ncbi request reprint Variation in test ordering behaviour of GPs: professional or context-related factors?
    Wim H J M Verstappen
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, Department of General Practice, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Fam Pract 21:387-95. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to describe GPs' test ordering behaviour, and to establish professional and context-related determinants of GPs' inclination to order tests...
  60. doi request reprint Antibiotic use: how to improve it?
    Marlies E J L Hulscher
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, IQ Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    Int J Med Microbiol 300:351-6. 2010
    ..In addition, close international cooperation is required involving international guidelines, agreements, monitoring and feedback of information, and implementation programmes...
  61. ncbi request reprint Development of clinical practice guidelines for dentists: methods for topic selection
    Wil J M van der Sanden
    Department of Cariology and Endodontology, University Medical Center, Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 30:313-9. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to compare four methods for assessing the preferences of the dental profession for topics to be considered for the development of clinical practice guidelines...
  62. doi request reprint Development of generic quality indicators for patient-centered cancer care by using a RAND modified Delphi method
    Eleonora P M M Uphoff
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Department of Medical Oncology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    Cancer Nurs 35:29-37. 2012
    ..Despite growing attention to patient-centered care, the needs of cancer patients are not always met...
  63. pmc Impact of nurse practitioners on workload of general practitioners: randomised controlled trial
    Miranda G H Laurant
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, University Medical Centre Nijmegen, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, Netherlands
    BMJ 328:927. 2004
    ..To examine the impact on general practitioners' workload of adding nurse practitioners to the general practice team...
  64. ncbi request reprint Uptake of cervical cancer screening in The Netherlands is mainly influenced by women's beliefs about the screening and by the inviting organization
    Margot A J B Tacken
    WOK, Centre for Quality of Care Research, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical, Centre University of Maastricht The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 17:178-85. 2007
    ..This study aims to examine the impact of women's characteristics (demographics, risk behaviour, and beliefs) on the uptake of cervical cancer screening, taking practice characteristics (demographic and organizational) into account...
  65. doi request reprint Determinants of success of quality improvement collaboratives: what does the literature show?
    Marlies E J L Hulscher
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, 114 IQ Healthcare, PO Box 9101, Nijmegen 6500 HB, The Netherlands
    BMJ Qual Saf 22:19-31. 2013
    ..This review describes potential determinants of team success and how they relate to effectiveness...
  66. ncbi request reprint Doctor performance assessment in daily practise: does it help doctors or not? A systematic review
    Karlijn Overeem
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Med Educ 41:1039-49. 2007
    ....
  67. doi request reprint Variation in guideline adherence in intrauterine insemination care
    Esther C Haagen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Reprod Biomed Online 20:533-42. 2010
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint Quality of integrated care for patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer: variations and determinants of care
    Mariëlle M M T J Ouwens
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Cancer 110:1782-90. 2007
    ....
  69. ncbi request reprint Interventions to improve medication compliance in older patients living in the community: a systematic review of the literature
    Monique van Eijken
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Centre Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Drugs Aging 20:229-40. 2003
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint The problems experienced by patients with cancer and their needs for palliative care
    Bart H P Osse
    Center of Quality of Care Research WOK, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Support Care Cancer 13:722-32. 2005
    ..To investigate the problems that patients experience and their met- and unmet needs for professional help. This information is necessary to tailor palliative care to patient needs...
  71. ncbi request reprint Provision of information and advice in cardiovascular care: clinical performance of general practitioners
    Bernard D Frijling
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University of Nijmegen, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 48:131-7. 2002
    ..Performance rates varied considerably across GPs. The patient and GP characteristics examined in this study contributed very little to the clinical performance...
  72. ncbi request reprint Development of clinical practice guidelines: evaluation of 2 methods
    Wil J M van der Sanden
    University Medical Centre Nijmegen, Department of Cariology and Endodontology, College of Dental Science, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Can Dent Assoc 70:301. 2004
    ..Observation indicated that all group processes were influenced by the chairperson. We concluded that the expert panel method is suitable for developing reliable CPGs on a national or regional level...
  73. pmc Characteristics of effective clinical guidelines for general practice
    Jako S Burgers
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 53:15-9. 2003
    ..The use of clinical guidelines in general practice is often limited. Research on barriers to guideline adherence usually focuses on attitudinal factors. Factors linked to the guideline itself are much less studied...
  74. ncbi request reprint How to conceptualize professionalism: a qualitative study
    Kalinka Van De Camp
    Department of Postgraduate Training for General Practice, University Medical Centre St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Med Teach 26:696-702. 2004
    ..These themes were considered accurate by the expert panel which supports the validity of the results. Our findings show that the concept of professionalism is multidimensional and should be conceptualized as such...
  75. ncbi request reprint Organizing cardiovascular preventive care in general practice: determinants of a successful intervention
    Claudia M Lobo
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Prev Med 35:430-6. 2002
    ..In this study we investigate the determinants of success of an intervention for optimizing cardiovascular preventive care in general practice...
  76. ncbi request reprint Effect of extension of postgraduate training in general practice on the acquisition of knowledge of trainees
    Anneke W M Kramer
    National Centre for Evaluation of Postgraduate Training in General Practice SVUH, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Fam Pract 20:207-12. 2003
    ..Postgraduate training in general practice aims to develop clinical competence. However, little is known about its effect on trainees' development of competence...
  77. ncbi request reprint Improving quality of organizing cardiovascular preventive care in general practice by outreach visitors: a randomized controlled trial
    Claudia M Lobo
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Prev Med 35:422-9. 2002
    ..We aimed to assess whether the quality of cardiovascular preventive care in general practice can be improved through a comprehensive intervention implemented by an educational outreach visitor...
  78. ncbi request reprint Effect of a practice-based strategy on test ordering performance of primary care physicians: a randomized trial
    Wim H J M Verstappen
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Department of General Practice, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    JAMA 289:2407-12. 2003
    ..An innovative strategy that focused on clinical problems and associated tests was developed...
  79. ncbi request reprint Organisational determinants of cardiovascular prevention in general practice
    Claudia M Lobo
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Prim Health Care 21:99-105. 2003
    ..To assess organisational determinants in the prevention of cardiovascular disease...
  80. pmc Understanding laboratory testing in diagnostic uncertainty: a qualitative study in general practice
    Trudy van der Weijden
    Department of General Practice, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 52:974-80. 2002
    ..Better knowledge of the professional's motives for ordering laboratory tests in the case of diagnostic uncertainty may lead to interventions directed at reducing unnecessary testing...
  81. ncbi request reprint Process evaluation of a multifaceted intervention to improve cardiovascular disease prevention in general practice
    Claudia M Lobo
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Gen Pract 9:77-83. 2003
    ..To perform a process evaluation of a multifaceted intervention to improve cardiovascular and diabetes care in general practice...
  82. ncbi request reprint Development of out-of-hours primary care by general practitioners (GPs) in The Netherlands: from small-call rotations to large-scale GP cooperatives
    Caro J T van Uden
    Department of Integrated Care, University Hospital Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Fam Med 38:565-9. 2006
    ..While Dutch general practitioners (GPs) formerly performed these services in small-call rotations, care is nowadays delivered by large-scale GP cooperatives...
  83. ncbi request reprint Factors that influence the stroke care team's effectiveness in reducing the length of hospital stay
    Loes M T Schouten
    Dutch Institute for Healthcare Improvement, P O Box 20064, 3502 LB Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Stroke 39:2515-21. 2008
    ..A multiple and multilevel regression model was used to relate the outcome variables to the team and hospital characteristics. National LOHS figures served as reference data...
  84. ncbi request reprint Differences in prescribing between GPs: impact of the cooperation with pharmacists and impact of visits from pharmaceutical industry representatives
    Paul E M Muijrers
    Division Healthcare, CZ Health Insurance Company, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Fam Pract 22:624-30. 2005
    ..Community pharmacists, pharmaceutical industry and differences in prescribing between GPs...
  85. ncbi request reprint Problems to discuss with cancer patients in palliative care: a comprehensive approach
    Bart H P Osse
    Center for Quality of Care Research HSV WOK229, University Medical Center St Radboud, P O Box 9101, 6500HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 47:195-204. 2002
    ..A comprehensive checklist of relevant problems is presented...
  86. ncbi request reprint Prescribing indicators. Development and validation of guideline-based prescribing indicators as an instrument to measure the variation in the prescribing behaviour of general practitioners
    Paul E M Muijrers
    Division Healthcare, CZ Health Insurance Company, PO Box 55, Sittard, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 60:739-46. 2004
    ..Differences in prescribing behaviour among general practitioners (GPs)...
  87. ncbi request reprint Towards a new clinical tool for needs assessment in the palliative care of cancer patients: the PNPC instrument
    Bart H P Osse
    Center of Quality of Care Research, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Pain Symptom Manage 28:329-41. 2004
    ..These data are a first step in validating the PNPC, although the 'social issues' dimension needs reconsideration. Further studies are needed to evaluate clinical use...
  88. ncbi request reprint Quality improvement in primary care--a change of culture, towards a culture of change
    Richard P T M Grol
    Eur J Gen Pract 10:43-4. 2004
  89. pmc Multifaceted support to improve preventive cardiovascular care: a nationwide, controlled trial in general practice
    Bernardd Frijling
    Dutch College of General Practitioners, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 53:934-41. 2003
    ..Multifaceted interventions improve the quality of preventive cardiovascular care in general practice when applied in small-scale research trials...
  90. pmc Evidence for the impact of quality improvement collaboratives: systematic review
    Loes M T Schouten
    Dutch Institute for Healthcare Improvement, PO Box 20064, 3502 LB Utrecht, Netherlands
    BMJ 336:1491-4. 2008
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of quality improvement collaboratives in improving the quality of care...