William K. Redekop

Louis W. Niessen2
Kees J. Gorter1
2Louis W. Niessen
1Kees J. Gorter
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BACKGROUND High blood pressure, once rare, is rapidly becoming a major public health burden in sub-Saharan/Africa. It is unclear whether this is reflected in children. The main purpose of this study was to assess blood pressure patterns among rural, semi-urban, and urban children and to determine the association of blood pressure with locality and body mass(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare how nurses in two different paper-based systems perceive the impact of a computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system on their medication-related activities. SETTING 13 non-surgical, adult inpatient wards in a Dutch academic hospital. METHODS Questionnaire survey of 295 nurses before and 304 nurses after the implementation of a(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The cost-effectiveness of clinical interventions is often assessed using current care as the comparator, with national guidelines as a proxy. However, this comparison is inadequate when clinical practice differs from guidelines, or when clinical practice differs between hospitals. We examined the degree of variation in the way(More)
  • Marleen E. Hendriks, Piyali Kundu, Alexander C. Boers, Oladimeji A. Bolarinwa, Mark J. te Pas, Tanimola M. Akande +5 others
  • 2014
BACKGROUND Disease-specific costing studies can be used as input into cost-effectiveness analyses and provide important information for efficient resource allocation. However, limited data availability and limited expertise constrain such studies in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). OBJECTIVE To describe a step-by-step guideline for conducting(More)
OBJECTIVE Diabetes treatment should be effective and cost-effective. HbA1c-associated complications are costly. Would patient-centered care be more (cost-) effective if it was targeted to patients within specific HbA1c ranges? RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS This prospective, cluster-randomized, controlled trial involved 13 hospitals (clusters) in the(More)
BACKGROUND The London Declaration (2012) was formulated to support and focus the control and elimination of ten neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), with targets for 2020 as formulated by the WHO Roadmap. Five NTDs (lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminths and trachoma) are to be controlled by preventive chemotherapy(More)
  • Frits G.W. Cleveringa, Paco M.J. Welsing, Maureen van den Donk, Kees J. Gorter, Louis W. Niessen, Guy E.H.M. Rutten +1 other
  • 2010
OBJECTIVE The Diabetes Care Protocol (DCP), a multifaceted computerized decision support diabetes management intervention, reduces cardiovascular risk of type 2 diabetic patients. We performed a cost-effectiveness analysis of DCP from a Dutch health care perspective. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A cluster randomized trial provided data of DCP versus usual(More)
OBJECTIVES Our objectives were to investigate the cost effectiveness of apixaban, rivaroxaban, and dabigatran compared with coumarin derivatives for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation in a country with specialized anticoagulation clinics (the Netherlands) and in a country without these clinics (the UK). METHODS A decision-analytic(More)
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