Public Health Triangulation to inform decision-making in Belgium

Nathalie Bossuyt, Viviane Van Casteren, Geert Goderis, Johan Wens, Sarah Moreels, Katrien Vanthomme, E. De Clercq

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We assessed the impact of a nation-wide ambulatory care complex intervention (the "care trajectory program") on quality of care in Belgium. We used the three-step public health triangulation method described in this paper and data from four different data sources: a national reimbursement database, an electronic patient record-based general practitioner network, the Belgian general practitioner sentinel network, and a new national registry for care trajectory patients. By applying our method and using the available evidence, we identified key findings that have been accepted by experts and stakeholders. We also produced timely recommendations for the decision-making process, four years after the start of the care trajectory program.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Healthcare Empowering Europeans
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-61499-512-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-61499-511-1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


  • Ambulatory care
  • methods
  • quality of health care


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