Gijs Hesselink

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BACKGROUND Advocates for quality and safety have called for healthcare that is patient-centred and decision-making that involves patients. OBJECTIVE The aim of the paper is to explore the barriers and facilitators to patient-centred care in the hospital discharge process. METHODS A qualitative study using purposive sampling of 192 individual interviews(More)
BACKGROUND Safe patient transitions depend on effective communication and a functioning care coordination process. Evidence suggests that primary care physicians are not satisfied with communication at transition points between inpatient and ambulatory care, and that communication often is not provided in a timely manner, omits essential information, or(More)
BACKGROUND Much of the research on improving patient handovers has focused on enhancing communication within the hospital system, but there have been relatively few efforts aimed at addressing the challenges at the interface between the hospital and the primary care setting. METHODS A qualitative thematic analysis using a clinical microsystems lens(More)
BACKGROUND Patient safety experts have postulated that increasing patient participation in communications during patient handovers will improve the quality of patient transitions, and that this may reduce hospital readmissions. Choosing strategies that enhance patient safety through improved handovers requires better understanding of patient experiences and(More)
We have developed a computer program based on the geometrical optics approach proposed by Roosen to calculate the forces on dielectric spheres in focused laser beams. We have explicitly taken into account the polarization of the laser light and thd divergence of the laser beam. The model can be used to evaluate the stability of optical traps in a variety of(More)
BACKGROUND There is a growing impetus to reorganize the hospital discharge process to reduce avoidable readmissions and costs. The aim of this study was to provide insight into hospital discharge problems and underlying causes, and to give an overview of solutions that guide providers and policy-makers in improving hospital discharge. METHODS The(More)
PURPOSE To systematically review and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions in order to improve the safety and efficiency of patient handover between intensive care unit (ICU) and general ward healthcare professionals at ICU discharge. METHODS PubMed, CINAHL, PsycINFO, EMBASE, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library were searched for intervention(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify instruments or components of instruments that aim to measure aspects of a caring culture-shared beliefs, norms and values that direct professionals and managers to act caring in hospitals, and to evaluate their psychometric properties. DESIGN Systematic review. DATA SOURCES PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE, PsychInfo, Web of Science and the(More)
OBJECTIVES To systematically review interventions that aim to improve the governance of patient safety within emergency care on effectiveness, reliability, validity and feasibility. DESIGN A systematic review of the literature. METHODS PubMed, EMBASE, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide an overview of effective interventions aimed at reducing rates of adverse events in hospitals. DESIGN Systematic review of systematic reviews. DATA SOURCES PubMed, CINAHL, PsycINFO, the Cochrane Library and EMBASE were searched for systematic reviews published until October 2015. STUDY SELECTION English-language systematic reviews(More)
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