Jan vanderMeulen PhD FFPH
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I studied medicine at the University of Groningen (1985), and I received a PhD (neurology / medical physics) from the University of Utrecht (1989). Since 1990, I have worked as a clinical epidemiologist in the Netherlands and the UK. I joined the School in January 2000. I collaborate with the Royal College of Surgeons of England (from 2001 to 2011 as the Director of the College's Clinical Effectiveness Unit). I also advise the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists on research and audit since 2006.
I am involved in the Public Health MSc. I am the organiser of the Proposal Development module. I also contribute to the Basic Epidemiology and Reviewing the Literature modules. In addition, I organise courses on critical appraisal of the literature and statistics for The Royal College Surgeons of England.
The central theme of my research is the study of determinants of variation in processes and outcomes of surgical care ("epidemiology of the quality of surgical care"). I am involved in a number of national studies of surgical practice and outcome that are run by the Clinical Effectiveness Unit of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. As Honorary Director of the Office for Research and Clinical Audit of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, I do similar work within obstetrics and gynaecology.
Other topics of my research include methods for case-mix adjustment, continuous monitoring of outcomes, the usefulness of routine databases for clinical audit as well as clinical and cost effectiveness of therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.
Previous work looked at the effect of the fetal environment on the development of disease later in life.
- Health outcomes
- Health services research
- Quality improvement
- Statistical methods
Referral recommendations for osteoarthritis of the knee incorporating patients' preferences.
Musila, N.; Underwood, M.; McCaskie, A.W.; Black, N.; Clarke, A.; van der Meulen, J.H.;
Fam Pract, 2011; 28(1):68-74
Identifying co-morbidity in surgical patients using administrative data with the Royal College of Surgeons Charlson Score.
Armitage, J.N.; van der Meulen, J.H.; Royal College of Surgeons Co-morbidity Consensus Group (inc Cromwell, D), .;
Br J Surg, 2010; 97(5):772-81
Variation in rates of caesarean section among English NHS trusts after accounting for maternal and clinical risk: cross sectional study.
Bragg, F.; Cromwell, D.A.; Edozien, L.C.; Gurol-Urganci, I.; Mahmood, T.A.; Templeton, A.; van der Meulen, J.H.;
BMJ, 2010; 341:c5065
Surgery for menorrhagia within English regions: variation in rates of endometrial ablation and hysterectomy.
Cromwell, D.A.; Mahmood, T.A.; Templeton, A.; van der Meulen, J.H.;
BJOG, 2009; 116(10):1373-9
Revision Rates after Primary Hip and Knee Replacement in England between 2003 and 2006
Sibanda, N.; Copley, L.P.; Lewsey, J.D.; Borroff, M.; Gregg, P.; MacGregor, A.J.; Pickford, M.; Porter, M.; Tucker, K.; van der Meulen, J.H.
PLOS Medicine, 2008; 5(9):1398-1408
Self management for men with lower urinary tract symptoms: randomised controlled trial.
Brown, C.T.; Yap, T.; Cromwell, D.A.; Rixon, L.; Steed, L.; Mulligan, K.; Mundy, A.; Newman, S.P.; van der Meulen, J.; Emberton, M.;
BMJ, 2007; 334(7583):25
Continuous monitoring of long-term outcomes with application to hip prostheses.
Hardoon, S.L.; Lewsey, J.D.; van der Meulen, J.H.;
Stat Med, 2007; 26(28):5081-99
Mortality in men admitted to hospital with acute urinary retention: database analysis
Armitage, J.N.; Sibanda, N.; Cathcart, P.J.; Emberton, M.; van der Meulen, J.H.P.
British Medical Journal, 2007; 335(7631):1199-+
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