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G-I-N Conference 2012

Guidelines International Network

22.08 - 25.08.2012, Berlin

Stories and lessons of 30 years guideline development in The Netherlands

Meeting Abstract

  • J. Burgers - Dutch College of General Practitioners, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • S. Kersten - Comprehensive Cancer Centre the Netherlands, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • K. Rosenbrand - CBO, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • T. Van Barneveld - Association of Medical Specialists, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • G. Franx - Trimbos Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • C. Hulshof - Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • H. Van Veenendaal - CBO, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • P. Van der Wees - Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
  • M. Tuut - PROVA, Varsseveld, The Netherlands
  • D. Dreesens - Council for the Quality of Healthcare (Regieraad), The Hague, Netherlands

Guidelines International Network. G-I-N Conference 2012. Berlin, 22.-25.08.2012. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2012. DocO52

doi: 10.3205/12gin084, urn:nbn:de:0183-12gin0845

Veröffentlicht: 10. Juli 2012

© 2012 Burgers et al.
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Background: The Netherlands can be considered as a pioneer in guideline development. In the early 1980s, the CBO started a guideline program following the example of the consensus development program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In 1989, the Dutch College of General Practitioners (NHG) published their first guideline as part of a large quality program, which inspired many other professional organizations to becoming active in guideline development in the 1990s. This led to a Dutch network of guideline organizations “the national equivalent of G-I-N“ established in 1997 for improving methodology and knowledge sharing.

Objectives/Goal: 1. To exchange stories and lessons from organizations with longstanding experience in guideline development; 2. To learn about the opportunities and challenges of national collaboration in guidelines

Target group, suggested audience: Guideline developers, implementers, health professionals, policy makers. No dress code but orange accessories (e.g. tie, jewelry, shawls, scarves, socks, stockings) are strongly recommended

Names of moderator and invited speakers: 1. Kitty Rosenbrand, MD, CBO (moderator); 2. Jako Burgers, MD, PhD, NHG; 3. Teus van Barneveld, MSc, Association of Medical Specialists: 4. Sonja Kersten, MSc, Comprehensive Cancer Centre the Netherlands

Description of session and speaker topics: After a short introduction on the background of the Dutch guideline scene, the speakers will outline characteristics of their organization, and tell their experiences with national collaboration, including successes and failures. The audience will be encouraged to share stories from their country and to formulate recommendations for successful national and international collaboration.