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Jan vanderMeulen

PhD FFPH FRCOG FRCS

Professor
of Clinical Epidemiology

Room
TP129

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2266

Fax.
+44 (0)20 7927 2701

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.

Affiliations

Department of Health Services Research and Policy

Teaching

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.

Research

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.

Research Area
Health outcomes
Health services research
Maternal health
Quality improvement
Statistical methods
Discipline
Epidemiology
Medicine
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
Cancer
Country
United Kingdom

Selected Publications

\"Shopping around\" for treatment is not a solution to cancer backlog.
Aggarwal A; Walter FM; Sullivan R; van der Meulen J
2022
BMJ
Measuring variation in the quality of systemic anti-cancer therapy delivery across hospitals: A national population-based evaluation.
Boyle JM; van der Meulen J; Kuryba A; Cowling TE; Booth C; Fearnhead NS; Braun MS; Walker K; Aggarwal A
2022
European Journal of Cancer
Challenges and lessons learned from Scotland and England using linked administrative data to evaluate the Family Nurse Partnership: two administrative data cohort studies
Cavallaro F; Cannings-John R; Lugg-Widger F; Kendall S; van der Meulen J; Kennedy E; Howarth E; Robling M; Gilbert R; Harron K
2022
The Lancet
Characteristics of enrolment in an intensive home-visiting programme among eligible first-time adolescent mothers in England: a linked administrative data cohort study.
Cavallaro FL; Gilbert R; Wijlaars LP; Kennedy E; Howarth E; Kendall S; van der Meulen J; Calin MA; Reed L; Harron K
2022
Journal of epidemiology and community health
Impact of patient choice and hospital competition on patient outcomes after rectal cancer surgery: A national population-based study.
Han L; Boyle JM; Walker K; Kuryba A; Braun MS; Fearnhead N; Jayne D; Sullivan R; van der Meulen J; Aggarwal A
2022
Cancer
Low utilization of adult-to-adult LDLT in Western countries despite excellent outcomes: International multicenter analysis of the US, the UK, and Canada.
Ivanics T; Wallace D; Claasen MPAW; Patel MS; Brahmbhatt R; Shwaartz C; Prachalias A; Srinivasan P; Jassem W; Heaton N
2022
Journal of hepatology
Severity of Dementia and Survival in Patients Diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer: A National Cohort Study in England and Wales.
Kuryba AJ; Boyle JM; van der Meulen J; Aggarwal A; Walker K; Fearnhead NS; Braun MS
2022
Clinical oncology (Royal College of Radiologists (Great Britain))
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