Mark A Koopmanschap

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The pattern of spontaneous screening for cervical cancer by general practitioners and gynaecologists in The Netherlands is compared with an efficient screening policy resulting from a cost-effective study. Spontaneous screening tends to start and stop too early in a woman's life, and leaves too many women overscreened or unprotected. The combination in(More)
BACKGROUND Patellofemoral complaints are frequently seen in younger and active patients. Clinical strategy is usually based on decreasing provoking activities as sports and demanding knee activities during work and leisure and reassuring the patient on the presumed good outcome. Exercise therapy is also often prescribed although evidence on effectiveness is(More)
BACKGROUND Low back pain is common and associated with a considerable burden to patients and society. There is uncertainty regarding the relative benefit of paracetamol and diclofenac and regarding the additional effect of pain medication compared with advice only in patients with acute low back pain. This trial will assess the effectiveness of paracetamol,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the cost-effectiveness of endovascular treatment against intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) when varying assumptions concerning its effectiveness. METHODS We developed a health economic model including a hypothetical population consisting of patients with ischemic stroke, admitted within 4.5 h from onset, without contraindications for IVT(More)
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