We identify interventions for patients that improve or sustain their health and that are affordable for society.
  • In our multidisciplinary team, we apply statistical, epidemiological, economic, psychometric and other methods to evaluate the health benefits of healthcare interventions and medical treatments.
  • The perspectives of patients, health professionals, payers, public, and policy makers are central in our scientific research and outreach.
  • Our studies often focus on cost-effectiveness analyses, and we use computer simulations to combine evidence and extrapolate observed short-term disease effects to meaningful long-term outcome measures.
  • We have special expertise in the development of ‘smart’ electronic patient-reported outcome measures (ePROMs).

How our research benefits to society

We are interested in outcome instruments that cover health concepts across the spectrum of care and cure. For this reason we have developed a novel generic health-outcome instrument: CS-Base. This instrument is completely patient-centered in its development and application.


University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Department of Epidemiology
PO Box 30.001
9700 RB Groningen
The Netherlands

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University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Department of Epidemiology
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen

location: Zusterhuis B1 ING 27