Bert Meijboom

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BACKGROUND The patient assessment of chronic illness care (PACIC) is a promising instrument to evaluate the chronic care experiences of patients, yet additional validation is needed to improve its usefulness. METHODS A total of 1941 patients with diabetes completed the questionnaire. Reliability coefficients and factor analyses were used to(More)
Health organizations have started to become more market-driven. Therefore, it is important for health organizations to analyse the competitive dynamics of their industrial structure. However, relevant theories and models have mainly been developed for organizations acting in the profit sector. In this paper, we adapt Porter's 'five forces model' to the home(More)
PURPOSE To review the literature concerning strategies for implementing quality indicators in hospital care, and their effectiveness in improving the quality of care. DATA SOURCES A systematic literature study was carried out using MEDLINE and the Cochrane Library (January 1994 to January 2008). STUDY SELECTION Hospital-based trials studying the effects(More)
In this paper, we provide the economic rationale for an important issue in the health care sector, namely the network formation, e.g., in The Netherlands. The presence of such cooperation structures is hard to explain using the basic concept of the economic organization (EO) theory, i.e., the dichotomy of hierarchy versus market. However, acknowledging the(More)
BACKGROUND As in most fields of health care, societal and political changes encourage suppliers of long-term care to put their clients at the center of care and service provision and become more responsive towards client needs and requirements. However, the diverse, multiple and dynamic nature of demand for long-term care complicates the movement towards(More)
Practical implementation of notions such as patient-orientation, client-centredness, and demand-driven care is far from straightforward in care and service supply to elderly clients living independently. This paper aims to provide preliminary insights into how it is possible to bridge the gap between policy intent, which reflects an increasing client(More)
In health care, multidisciplinary collaboration is both indispensable and complicated. We discuss organizational problems that occur in situations where multiple health care providers are required to cooperate for patients with complex needs. Four problem categories, labelled as communication, patient safety, waiting times and integration are distinguished.(More)
Purpose – The relevance of “industry clockspeed” to supply chain co-ordination (SCC) has recently been stressed but hardly been researched. Taking an information-processing perspective, the purpose of this paper is to examine the development of SCC theory under varying clockspeed circumstances. Design/methodology/approach – This exploratory research project(More)
In this paper, we investigate the relationship between baseline health and costs of hospital use over a period of eight years. We combine cross-sectional survey data with information from the Dutch national hospital register. Four different indicators of health (self-perceived health, long-term impairments, ADL limitations and comorbidity) are considered.(More)
In the last decade, the number of logistic service providers located in clusters across Europe has increased substantially. Because location choice models in logistics studies are not able to give a satisfactory explanation for this phenomenon, various spatial economic concepts are studied in this paper. The main purpose is to provide more insight into the(More)