Public health triangulation to inform decision-making in Belgium
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Amsterdam :IOS Press, 2015
Digital healthcare empowering Europeans / Cornet, R. [edit.]; et al.
Studies in health technology and informatics ; 210
University of Antwerp
We assessed the impact of a nation-wide ambulatory care complex intervention (the care trajectory program) on quality of care in Belgium. We used the three-step public health triangulation method described in this paper and data from four different data sources: a national reimbursement database, an electronic patient record-based general practitioner network, the Belgian general practitioner sentinel network, and a new national registry for care trajectory patients. By applying our method and using the available evidence, we identified key findings that have been accepted by experts and stakeholders. We also produced timely recommendations for the decision-making process, four years after the start of the care trajectory program.