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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect on the process of care of an active strategy to implement clinical guidelines on physiotherapy for low back pain. DESIGN A cluster randomised controlled trial comparing an active strategy with standard dissemination. SETTING Primary care physiotherapy practices. PARTICIPANTS 113 physiotherapists were randomly(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the societal costs and quality of life of patients suffering from bipolar disorder in the Netherlands. METHOD Forty persons with a lifetime diagnosis of bipolar disorder (SCID/DSM-IV) and representative for the Dutch general population were interviewed to collect data on direct (use of medical resources) and indirect (productivity(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The treatment for patients with low back pain varies considerably. The Dutch Physiotherapy Association issued an evidence-based physiotherapy guideline for non-specific low back pain. To establish changes in daily practice an active implementation strategy was developed. We evaluated the cost-effectiveness of this implementation(More)
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