In the Netherlands, most Achilles tendon ruptures are currently treated with surgery. However, recent research has shown that non-operative treatment leads to comparable clinical results, good patient satisfaction and lower healthcare costs. At the same time, the risk of surgery complications is avoided. The aim of this project is to reduce the percentage of Achilles tendon ruptures that are operated by participating hospitals from 50% to 30%.
‘High quality scientific evidence can lead to a rapid change in clinical practice’
Multiple strategies are used to achieve the objective. The strategy contains the following components: disseminating of knowledge among healthcare providers, improving patient information, competitive feedback, and various adjustments within the organizations.
Planned start intervention: September 2020.
Planned duration: 1 year
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