High value care for everyone by making well-informed decisions: should we perform a test, treatment or procedure or should we refrain from these?

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Surveillance CT scans after lymphoma

CT scans are still a standard part of the follow-up of patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, although it is not recom...

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Hospital-wide, Internal medicine

Intravenous and urinary catheters

Intravenous and urinary catheters are a burden to the patient and provide risk of infection. Still, often catheters a...

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Gastroenterology, General practitioner

Gastric endoscopy for dyspepsia

A gastric endoscopy is often used to examine stomach complaints, but rarely a cause is identified. Moreover, this pro...

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Dermatology, Primary care

Follow-up after basal cell carcinoma

Patients that are treated for a basal cell carcinoma and are at low-risk for recurrence, do not need a routine follow...

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MRI’s and arthroscopies for knee complaints

In the Netherlands, MRIs and arthroscopies of the knee are still regularly performed in orthopedic patients ≥ 50 year...

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Lung diseases, Primary care

Inhaled corticosteroide for COPD

The use of ICS (inhaled corticosteroids) in COPD patients with less than 2 exacerbations per year is not recommended ...

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Hospital-wide, Internal medicine

Laboratory testing

Inappropriate use of laboratory diagnostics is a well-known phenomenon in clinical practice. About 20% of the laborat...

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Primary care

Vitamin testing

In recent years, the number of vitamin D and B12 tests in the general practice has increased, often without an indica...

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Orthopedics, Primary care

Referrals for degenerative knee complaints

Degenerative knee complaints without any alarming symptoms should be treated by the General Practitioner conservative...

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