Intensive and palliative COVID-19 care by GPs relieved hospitals
Dutch GPs provided intensive and palliative care outside the hospital to a large number of older and vulnerable COVID-19 patients. This way, they inadvertently contributed to preventing hospitals from becoming overloaded. The most frequently cited reasons for not referring patients to hospital were patient's wish and somatic frailty. The results of the study carried out by the Consortium for General Practice Research, and led by Jochen Cals (RL Optimising Patient Care), were published in the Dutch Journal of Medicine (NTvG) and also featured on the front page of NRC Handelsblad.
For 40 years already, Annemie Mordant has been convinced that academic and support staff are stronger together. Until her retirement, as the head of MEMIC (the centre for research data management), she dedicated herself to optimally facilitating collaboration between academic and support staff. “We...
Annually, the European Respiratory Society (ERS) honors highly regarded senior scientists who have made significant contributions to the respiratory field. During the 2023 ERS International Congress in Milan (Italy), the ERS presented the ERS Lifetime Achievement Award 2023 to Martijn Spruit.
The bachelor’s programme in Medicine at Maastricht University is undergoing a major overhaul. Not only will its curriculum be brought into line with the latest societal and medical developments, but its teaching method will also change. The students who started the English track of the Bachelor of...