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Trends in multimorbidity and polypharmacy in the Flemish-Belgian population between 2000 and 2015

: Marjan van den Akker, Bert Vaes, Geert Goderis, Gijs Van Pottelbergh. Formal analysis: Se?verine Henrard. Investigation: Marjan van den Akker, Gijs Van Pottelbergh. Methodology: Marjan van den Akker ... ? original draft: Marjan van den Akker. 10 / 12 Writing ? review & editing: Bert Vaes, Geert Goderis, Gijs Van Pottelbergh, Tine De Burghgraeve, Se?verine Henrard. 11 / 12 BMC medical informatics and decision

Delivering Diabetes Education through Nurse-Led Telecoaching. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Background People with diabetes have a high risk of developing micro- and macrovascular complications associated with diminished life expectancy and elevated treatment costs. Patient education programs can improve diabetes control in the short term, but their cost-effectiveness is uncertain. Our study aimed to analyze the lifelong cost-effectiveness of a nurse-led telecoaching...

The Intego database: background, methods and basic results of a Flemish general practice-based continuous morbidity registration project

Background Intego is the only operational computerized morbidity registration network in Belgium based on general practice data. Intego collects data from over 90 general practitioners. All the information is routinely collected in the electronic health record during daily practice. Methods In this article we describe the design and methods used within the Intego network together...

Nurse-led telecoaching of people with type 2 diabetes in primary care: rationale, design and baseline data of a randomized controlled trial

Background Despite the efforts of the healthcare community to improve the quality of diabetes care, about 50% of people with type 2 diabetes do not reach their treatment targets, increasing the risk of future micro-and macro-vascular complications. Diabetes self-management education has been shown to contribute to better disease control. However, it is not known which strategies...

Barriers and facilitators to evidence based care of type 2 diabetes patients: experiences of general practitioners participating to a quality improvement program

Objective To evaluate the barriers and facilitators to high-quality diabetes care as experienced by general practitioners (GPs) who participated in an 18-month quality improvement program (QIP). This QIP was implemented to promote compliance with international guidelines. Methods Twenty out of the 120 participating GPs in the QIP underwent semi-structured interviews that focused...

Diversity in diabetes care programmes and views on high quality diabetes care: are we in need of a standardized framework?

Geert Goderis, X close Marielle Ouwens, X close Johan Wens, X close Jan Heyrman, X close Richard P.T. M. Grol X close Abstract Methods: A ... ?. International Journal of Integrated Care, 8(2), None. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/ijic.236 Borgermans, Liesbeth A.D., Geert Goderis, Marielle Ouwens, Johan Wens, Jan Heyrman, and Richard P.T. M. Grol. 2008

Interdisciplinary diabetes care teams operating on the interface between primary and specialty care are associated with improved outcomes of care: findings from the Leuven Diabetes Project

Background Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a complex, progressive disease which requires a variety of quality improvement strategies. Limited information is available on the feasibility and effectiveness of interdisciplinary diabetes care teams (IDCT) operating on the interface between primary and specialty care. A first study hypothesis was that the implementation of an IDCT is...

A cluster randomized trial to improve adherence to evidence-based guidelines on diabetes and reduce clinical inertia in primary care physicians in Belgium: study protocol [NTR 1369]

Background Most quality improvement programs in diabetes care incorporate aspects of clinician education, performance feedback, patient education, care management, and diabetes care teams to support primary care physicians. Few studies have applied all of these dimensions to address clinical inertia. Aim To evaluate interventions to improve adherence to evidence-based guidelines...