Guido Vanbelle

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During a 12-year period (1969 through 1980), 431 episodes of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) occurred in King County, Washington. Longitudinal analysis of these data confirms the inverse association of SIDS occurrence with maternal age, which has been reported repeatedly from previous cross-sectional analyses. Risk of SIDS increases with increasing(More)
Quality of care is the property of a service when it is an adequate response to a good defined need at an effort all parties are satisfied with. Some aspects of this complex definition are discussed in detail. To measure quality some absolute and relative criteria are needed. A systematic and integrated quality control assures a dynamic process of quality(More)
This article gives a brief historical overview of how the accreditation scheme for dentists came into being within the Belgian National Health Insurance System. Data from the central registration body are then being discussed: the number of organizers, the distribution of courses and training programs over the subfields, the number of peer reviews etc.(More)
Judgment and actions based on scientific evidence are modified by the unique caregiver-patient relationship. Caregivers relying exclusively upon "rational" decisions in line with evidence-based clinical recommendations avoid their relational responsibility. The "noble" purpose illustrates that decisions to treat can be at the same time pointless and(More)
The relationship between ethics and philosophy and jurisdiction is described; different kinds of ethics are presented. The increasing pressure of liberal points of view has boosted the ethics of utility. The ethics of care oppose a too rational utilitarianism, taking into consideration relationships such as the caregiver-patient relationship. In the(More)