M Wensing

Summary

Affiliation: University Medical Centre
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Research on patients' views in the evaluation and improvement of quality of care
    M Wensing
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Centre St Radboud, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Qual Saf Health Care 11:153-7. 2002
  2. ncbi General practice care and patients' priorities in Europe: an international comparison
    M Wensing
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, Universities of Nijmegen and Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Health Policy 45:175-86. 1998
  3. ncbi Feedback based on patient evaluations: a tool for quality improvement?
    Michel Wensing
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Centre St Radboud, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 51:149-53. 2003
  4. ncbi Patient satisfaction with availability of general practice: an international comparison
    Michel Wensing
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Int J Qual Health Care 14:111-8. 2002
  5. ncbi Functional status, health problems, age and comorbidity in primary care patients
    M Wensing
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 10:141-8. 2001
  6. pmc Deconstructing patient centred communication and uncovering shared decision making: an observational study
    Michel Wensing
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Centre Nijmegen, P, O, Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 2:2. 2002
  7. pmc Feedback of patients' evaluations of general practice care: a randomised trial
    E Vingerhoets
    Centre for Quality of Care Research (WOK, Universities of Nijmegen and Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Qual Health Care 10:224-8. 2001
  8. pmc Comparison of patients' and general practitioners' evaluations of general practice care
    H P Jung
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University of Nijmegen and University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Qual Saf Health Care 11:315-9. 2002
  9. ncbi Implementation barriers for general practice guidelines on low back pain a qualitative study
    H Schers
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Centre St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 26:E348-53. 2001
  10. pmc Low back pain in general practice: reported management and reasons for not adhering to the guidelines in The Netherlands
    H Schers
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 50:640-4. 2000

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  1. pmc Research on patients' views in the evaluation and improvement of quality of care
    M Wensing
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Centre St Radboud, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Qual Saf Health Care 11:153-7. 2002
    ..Rigorous methodologies for the evaluation of methods have yet to be implemented...
  2. ncbi General practice care and patients' priorities in Europe: an international comparison
    M Wensing
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, Universities of Nijmegen and Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Health Policy 45:175-86. 1998
    ....
  3. ncbi Feedback based on patient evaluations: a tool for quality improvement?
    Michel Wensing
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Centre St Radboud, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 51:149-53. 2003
    ..Although patient feedback can help identify areas for improvement, specific barriers must be addressed before such feedback can be put to more widespread use...
  4. ncbi Patient satisfaction with availability of general practice: an international comparison
    Michel Wensing
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Int J Qual Health Care 14:111-8. 2002
    ..To identify associations between the characteristics of general practitioners and practices, and patients' evaluations of the availability of general practice...
  5. ncbi Functional status, health problems, age and comorbidity in primary care patients
    M Wensing
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 10:141-8. 2001
    ..To determine the relationship between functional status and health problems, age and comorbidity in primary care patients...
  6. pmc Deconstructing patient centred communication and uncovering shared decision making: an observational study
    Michel Wensing
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Centre Nijmegen, P, O, Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 2:2. 2002
    ..Patient centred communication (PCC) has been described as a method for doctor-patient communication. The principles of shared decision making (SDM) have been proposed more recently...
  7. pmc Feedback of patients' evaluations of general practice care: a randomised trial
    E Vingerhoets
    Centre for Quality of Care Research (WOK, Universities of Nijmegen and Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Qual Health Care 10:224-8. 2001
    ..This conclusion challenges the relevance of feedback on patients' evaluations of care for quality improvement...
  8. pmc Comparison of patients' and general practitioners' evaluations of general practice care
    H P Jung
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University of Nijmegen and University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Qual Saf Health Care 11:315-9. 2002
    ..To compare patients' and general practitioners' (GPs') evaluations of the quality of general practice care...
  9. ncbi Implementation barriers for general practice guidelines on low back pain a qualitative study
    H Schers
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Centre St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 26:E348-53. 2001
    ..Qualitative study design, using semi-structured interviews...
  10. pmc Low back pain in general practice: reported management and reasons for not adhering to the guidelines in The Netherlands
    H Schers
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 50:640-4. 2000
    ..Although guidelines for the management of low back pain have been published in the past decade, there is potential for further improvement in back pain care...
  11. pmc Interventions to improve the delivery of preventive services in primary care
    M E Hulscher
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Am J Public Health 89:737-46. 1999
    ..This review was conducted to determine the effectiveness of different interventions to improve the delivery of preventive services in primary care...
  12. ncbi Nurse telephone triage: good quality associated with appropriate decisions
    L Huibers
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Fam Pract 29:547-52. 2012
    ..Triage at out-of-hours GP cooperatives (GPCs) is aimed at determining medical urgency and guiding decisions. Both medical knowledge and communication skills are required for this complex task...
  13. ncbi Patient-directed strategy to reduce prescribing for patients with dyspepsia in general practice: a randomized trial
    N Krol
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Centre St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 19:917-22. 2004
    ....
  14. ncbi Comorbidity complicates cardiovascular treatment: is diabetes the exception?
    E Nouwens
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare IQ Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, PO Box 9101 Geert Grooteplein 21, 114 IQ Healthcare, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Neth J Med 70:298-305. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the impact of diabetes (DM) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on the quality of cardiovascular risk management in patients with established cardiovascular diseases (CVD)...
  15. doi Impact of guideline implementation on patient care: a cluster RCT
    T G Mettes
    Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry, College of Oral Sciences, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Dent Res 89:71-6. 2010
    ..1%) (p = 0.01). Guideline-adherent bitewings showed mixed results. We conclude that multifaceted intervention had a moderate but relevant effect on the performance of GDPs, which is consistent with other findings in primary care...
  16. ncbi Lower urinary tract symptoms: social influence is more important than symptoms in seeking medical care
    R Wolters
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, University Medical Centre St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BJU Int 90:655-61. 2002
    ..To determine associations among lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), symptom severity, subjective beliefs and social influences when seeking primary medical care in men aged > or = 50 years...
  17. ncbi Evaluation of an intervention designed to enhance involvement of older patients in their own care
    Tina Aaen Geest
    Research Unit for General Practice, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
    Eur J Gen Pract 12:3-9. 2006
    ..To implement a programme for involvement of older patients aged 70+ in general practice, and to detect quality changes after its implementation...
  18. ncbi 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...
  19. pmc Problems and needs for improving primary care of osteoarthritis patients: the views of patients, general practitioners and practice nurses
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Vossstr, 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:48. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to identify health care needs of patients with OA and to reveal possible obstacles for improvements in primary care management of OA patients...
  20. pmc Referrals from general practice to consultants in Germany: if the GP is the initiator, patients' experiences are more positive
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:5. 2006
    ..An additional objective was to examine the impact of purpose regarding the referral and of the referrer on the experiences of GPs and patients...
  21. ncbi The impact of co-morbidity on GPs' pharmacological treatment decisions for patients with an anxiety disorder
    Mirrian Smolders
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Fam Pract 24:538-46. 2007
    ..Co-morbidity may influence GPs' treatment decisions for patients with anxiety. However, knowledge about differences in the pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders in patients with and without co-morbidity is lacking...
  22. ncbi Higher preference for participation in treatment decisions is associated with lower medication adherence in asthma patients
    Antonius Schneider
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital, University of Heidelberg, Vossstrasse 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Patient Educ Couns 67:57-62. 2007
    ..To investigate the interrelations between medication adherence, self-management, preference for involvement in treatment decisions and preference for information in asthma patients in primary care...
  23. ncbi 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. ncbi The impact of informational interventions about cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome on GPs referral behavior
    Korine Scheeres
    Expert Centre Chronic Fatigue, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 68:29-32. 2007
    ..The outcome measures concerned GPs knowledge and attitudes towards CFS and their actual referrals of CFS patients to this new treatment setting...
  25. ncbi Do elderly patients feel more enabled if they had been actively involved in primary care consultations?
    Michel Wensing
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 68:265-9. 2007
    ..This study aimed to determine whether older patients' enablement was associated with their evaluation of the level of their involvement in primary care consultations...
  26. ncbi Feasibility of a new community-based geriatric intervention programme: an exploration of experiences of GPs, nurses, geriatricians, patients and caregivers
    Monique van Eijken
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Disabil Rehabil 30:696-708. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to describe both views of care receivers and those of professionals in order to identify facilitating factors and barriers for implementation of the DGIP...
  27. ncbi Effects of a nationwide programme: interventions to reduce perceived barriers to collaboration and to increase structural one-on-one contact
    Jantien Heideman
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    J Eval Clin Pract 13:860-6. 2007
    ....
  28. 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...
  29. pmc The Patients Assessment Chronic Illness Care (PACIC) questionnaire in The Netherlands: a validation study in rural general practice
    Michel Wensing
    Scientific Institute for Quality in Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:182. 2008
    ..Our aim was to develop and test a Dutch version of the PACIC questionnaire, a measure for patient reported structured chronic care...
  30. ncbi A consultation leaflet to improve an older patient's involvement in general practice care: a randomized trial
    Raymond Wetzels
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    Health Expect 8:286-94. 2005
    ..To evaluate the effects of a programme to enhance the involvement of older patients in their consultations in general practice...
  31. ncbi Elderly patients' and GPs' views on different methods for patient involvement: an international qualitative interview study
    Tina Aaen Geest
    Research Unit for General Practice, University of Aarhus, Denmark
    Fam Pract 22:184-91. 2005
    ....
  32. ncbi Impact of national health care systems on patient evaluations of general practice in Europe
    Michel Wensing
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Leicester General Hospital, University Leicester, Leicester, UK
    Health Policy 68:353-7. 2004
    ..To examine associations between patient evaluations of general practice and characteristics of national health care systems...
  33. ncbi Use of prescribed and non-prescribed medication for dyspepsia
    Nicole Krol
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Centre St Radboud, Nijmegen 6500HB, The Netherlands
    Scand J Prim Health Care 22:163-7. 2004
    ..To explore patient factors related to the use of prescribed and non-prescribed drugs for dyspepsia in The Netherlands...
  34. ncbi Health education on self-management and seeking health care in older adults: a randomised trial
    Monique van Eijken
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Centre Nijmegen 229, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 55:48-54. 2004
    ..We can conclude that the health education strategy did not change the GP attendance of older adults. The results suggest that the health education was being appreciated as being useful and informative...
  35. ncbi Attitudes and management of alcohol problems in general practice: descriptive analysis based on findings of a World Health Organization international collaborative survey
    Peter Anderson
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Centre Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Alcohol Alcohol 38:597-601. 2003
    ....
  36. ncbi GPs' views on involvement of older patients: an European qualitative study
    Raymond Wetzels
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, UMC St Radboud, P O Box 9101, 229 KWAZO, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 53:183-8. 2004
    ..The range of appropriate interventions may be similar in all countries...
  37. ncbi The OPTION scale: measuring the extent that clinicians involve patients in decision-making tasks
    Glyn Elwyn
    Primary Care Group, School of Medicine, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, UK
    Health Expect 8:34-42. 2005
    ..The OPTION instrument assesses to what degree clinicians involve patients in decision making...
  38. ncbi Impact of age, health locus of control and psychological co-morbidity on patients' preferences for shared decision making in general practice
    Antonius Schneider
    University of Heidelberg, Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, Heidelberg, Germany
    Patient Educ Couns 61:292-8. 2006
    ....
  39. pmc Methods for incorporating patients' views in health care
    Michel Wensing
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Centre St Radboud, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, Netherlands
    BMJ 326:877-9. 2003
  40. pmc Mix of methods is needed to identify adverse events in general practice: a prospective observational study
    Raymond Wetzels
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Centre for Quality of Care Research, P, O, Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 9:35. 2008
    ..The validity and usefulness of incident reporting and other methods for identifying adverse events remains unclear. This study aimed to compare five methods in general practice...
  41. pmc Measuring quality through performance. Respecting the subjective: quality measurement from the patient's perspective
    Glyn Elwyn
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF14 4YS
    BMJ 335:1021-2. 2007
  42. ncbi Asthma patients with low perceived burden of illness: a challenge for guideline adherence
    Antonius Schneider
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Eval Clin Pract 13:846-52. 2007
    ..The reason why many patients seem to tolerate suffering from sub-optimal treated asthma remains unclear. The aim was to evaluate the guideline adherence combined with quality of life of patients with moderate to severe asthma...
  43. pmc Health research funding agencies' support and promotion of knowledge translation: an international study
    Jacqueline M Tetroe
    Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Milbank Q 86:125-55. 2008
    ..Our team asked thirty-three agencies from Australia, Canada, France, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, and the United States about their role in promoting the results of the research they fund...
  44. ncbi Patient characteristics as predictors of primary health care preferences: a systematic literature analysis
    Hans Peter Jung
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, Universities of Nijmegen and Maastricht, Nijmegen and Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Health Expect 6:160-81. 2003
    ..To identify associations between various cultural and demographic factors and patients' primary health care preferences...
  45. pmc Impact of quality circles for improvement of asthma care: results of a randomized controlled trial
    Antonius Schneider
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Eval Clin Pract 14:185-90. 2008
    ..New quality improvement strategies include benchmarking activities. The aim of this paper was to evaluate the efficacy of QCs for asthma care working either with general feedback or with an open benchmark...
  46. 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
  47. ncbi Patient involvement in general practice care: a pragmatic framework
    Michel Wensing
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, Nijmegen University Medical Centre, St Radboud, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Gen Pract 9:62-5. 2003
    ..The concept of involving patients is relatively new, and new approaches are required to overcome obstacles for its implementation in healthcare...
  48. 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...
  49. doi What determines the management of anxiety disorders and its improvement?
    Mirrian Smolders
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre RUNMC, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Eval Clin Pract 14:259-65. 2008
    ..Several factors affect, positively or negatively, management of anxiety and its improvement. A literature review and thematic analysis was executed to obtain an overview of the types of determinants of anxiety care and its improvement...
  50. pmc Organizational culture, team climate and diabetes care in small office-based practices
    Marije Bosch
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:180. 2008
    ....
  51. doi Determinants of health care use in chronic fatigue syndrome patients: a cross-sectional study
    Korine Scheeres
    Expert Centre Chronic Fatigue, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Psychosom Res 65:39-46. 2008
    ..To reduce the related costs for patients and society, it will be useful to know which factors determine CFS patients' amount of health care use. Little is known, however, about these factors...
  52. ncbi A randomized study of a multidisciplinary program to intervene on geriatric syndromes in vulnerable older people who live at home (Dutch EASYcare Study)
    René J F Melis
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:283-90. 2008
    ..This study compared the effects of this new model to usual care...
  53. ncbi What might European general practice learn from New Zealand experience of practice accreditation?
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Eur J Gen Pract 14:40-4. 2008
  54. pmc Interventions to improve management of anxiety disorders in general practice: a systematic review
    Jantien Heideman
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK University Medical Centre Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 55:867-74. 2005
    ..Anxiety disorders are common in general practice and are associated with several problems regarding recognition and management...
  55. pmc Treatment of myofascial trigger points in common shoulder disorders by physical therapy: a randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN75722066]
    Carel Bron
    Research Centre for Allied Health Sciences, Centre for Quality of Care Research, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 8:107. 2007
    ..In addition we investigate the recurrence rate during a one-year-follow-up period...
  56. pmc Health service utilization patterns of primary care patients with osteoarthritis
    Thomas Rosemann
    University Hospital Heidelberg, Department of General Practice and Health Services Research Vosstr, 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:169. 2007
    ..To assess factors associated with visits to GPs, orthopaedists, and non-physician practitioners of complementary medicine (alternative practitioners) by primary care patients with osteoarthritis (OA)...
  57. ncbi Guidelines on anaemia: effect on primary-care midwives in The Netherlands
    Pien Offerhaus
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, University Medical Centre, St Radboud Nijmegen, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Midwifery 21:204-11. 2005
    ..To assess the adherence and perceived barriers for implementation of a clinical-practice guideline on anaemia, which was the first national guideline for primary-care midwifery in The Netherlands...
  58. ncbi Initial nonresponders had an increased response rate after repeated questionnaire mailings
    Michel Wensing
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, P O Box 9101, Nijmegen 6500, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:959-61. 2005
    ..There is a growing evidence base on methods to improve response rates in surveys among patients. This study aimed to determine the additional effect of two intensive follow-up procedures compared to a simple follow-up procedure...
  59. ncbi Physician workload in primary care: what is the optimal size of practices? A cross-sectional study
    Michel Wensing
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Health Policy 77:260-7. 2006
    ....
  60. ncbi Effects of distance learning on clinical management of LUTS in primary care: a randomised trial
    Rene Wolters
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, 229, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 59:212-8. 2005
    ..To determine the effect of a distance learning programme on general practice management of men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)...
  61. pmc Physicians perceived usefulness of high-cost diagnostic imaging studies: results of a referral study in a German medical quality network
    Antonius Schneider
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg
    BMC Fam Pract 6:22. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the physicians' perceived usefulness of high-cost diagnostic imaging in patients with different clinical conditions...
  62. ncbi Implementation of the Dutch low back pain guideline for general practitioners: a cluster randomized controlled trial
    Arno J Engers
    Center for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Center Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:559-600. 2005
    ..Cluster randomized controlled trial for a multifaceted implementation strategy...
  63. 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
  64. ncbi Supporting adherence and healthy lifestyles in leg ulcer patients: systematic development of the Lively Legs program for dermatology outpatient clinics
    Maud M Heinen
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, KWAZO 229, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 61:279-91. 2006
    ..The objective of our project was to develop a lifestyle program for leg ulcer patients at outpatient clinics for dermatology...
  65. pmc Are ICD-10 codes appropriate for performance assessment in asthma and COPD in general practice? Results of a cross sectional observational study
    Antonius Schneider
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, Bergheimer Strasse 147, D 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:11. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the appropriateness of the recorded diagnoses and to determine what diagnostic information is used to guide medical treatment...
  66. ncbi 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...
  67. 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
    ....
  68. ncbi Shared care and the management of lower urinary tract symptoms
    Rene Wolters
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK 229, University Medical Centre St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BJU Int 94:1287-90. 2004
    ..To investigate associations between the level of shared care and the clinical management of patients with uncomplicated lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)...
  69. 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...
  70. ncbi Tailoring quality improvement interventions to identified barriers: a multiple case analysis
    Marije Bosch
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Eval Clin Pract 13:161-8. 2007
    ..In the present study, the results of previous studies on the development of educational and organizational interventions to improve the quality of health care are examined...
  71. ncbi Attitudes and managing alcohol problems in general practice: an interaction analysis based on findings from a WHO collaborative study
    Peter Anderson
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Centre Nijmegen, 229 WOK, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB, The Netherlands
    Alcohol Alcohol 39:351-6. 2004
    ..To determine if GPs' attitudes towards working with drinkers moderated the impact that training and support had on screening and brief intervention activity in routine practice...
  72. pmc Measuring performance quality in general practice: is international harmonization desirable?
    Richard Grol
    Br J Gen Pract 57:691-2. 2007
  73. ncbi The effect of a distance-learning programme on patient self-management of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) in general practice: a randomised controlled trial
    Rene Wolters
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK 229, University Medical Centre St Radboud, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Eur Urol 46:95-101. 2004
    ..To determine whether a distance-learning programme on LUTS provided to the general practitioner affected patient self-management...
  74. pmc Rationale, design and conduct of a comprehensive evaluation of a primary care based intervention to improve the quality of life of osteoarthritis patients. The PraxArt-project: a cluster randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN87252339]
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Public Health 5:77. 2005
    ..But it remains unclear if these comprehensive evidence based approaches can improve patients' quality of life if they are provided in a primary care setting...