Jan vanderMeulen PhD FFPH FRCOG
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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. I do similar work within obstetrics and gynaecology in collaboration with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
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
- Maternal health
- Quality improvement
- Statistical methods
Disease and Health Conditions
- United Kingdom
- Administrative data
- Big Data
- Cancer Survival
- Data linkage
- Health System Performance
- clinical epidemiology
- maternal health
- quality of care
Time-varying impact of comorbidities on mortality after liver transplantation: a national cohort study using linked clinical and administrative data.
Tovikkai, C. ; Charman, S.C. ; Praseedom, R.K. ; Gimson, A.E. ; van der Meulen, J. ;
BMJ Open, 2015; 5(5):e006971
The Impact of a National Clinician-led Audit Initiative on Care and Mortality after Hip Fracture in England: An External Evaluation using Time Trends in Non-audit Data.
Neuburger, J. ; Currie, C. ; Wakeman, R. ; Tsang, C. ; Plant, F. ; De Stavola, B. ; Cromwell, D.A. ; van der Meulen, J. ;
Med Care, 2015; 53(8):686-691
A review of economic evaluations of diagnostic strategies using imaging in men at risk of prostate cancer.
Willis, S.R. ; van der Meulen, J. ; Valerio, M. ; Miners, A. ; Ahmed, H.U. ; Emberton, M. ;
Curr Opin Urol, 2015;
Lifetime cost effectiveness of different brands of prosthesis used for total hip arthroplasty: a study using the NJR dataset
Pennington, M.W.; Grieve, R.; van der Meulen, J.H.
Bone & Joint Journal, 2015; 97-B(6):762-770
A population-based cohort study of the effect of Caesarean section on subsequent fertility
Gurol-Urganci, I.; Cromwell, D.A.; Mahmood, T.A.; van der Meulen, J.H.; Templeton, A.
Human Reproduction, 2014; 29(6):1320-1326
Identifying patients at risk of emergency admission for colorectal cancer.
Wallace, D. ; Walker, K. ; Kuryba, A. ; Finan, P. ; Scott, N. ; van der Meulen, J. ;
Br J Cancer, 2014;
Impact of third- and fourth-degree perineal tears at first birth on subsequent pregnancy outcomes: a cohort study.
Edozien, L.C.; Gurol-Urganci, I.; Cromwell, D.A.; Adams, E.J.; Richmond, D.H.; Mahmood, T.A.; van der Meulen, J.H.;
BJOG, 2014; 121(13):1695-703
Model for risk adjustment of postoperative mortality in patients with colorectal cancer.
Walker, K. ; Finan, P.J. ; van der Meulen, J.H. ;
Br J Surg, 2014;
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