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Marije studied Medicine at the University of Utrecht. After graduating in 2006, she worked as a resident doctor for four years. In 2010 she started a master “Evidence Based Practice” at the University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam Medical Center), in which she obtained her degree and title of Clinical Epidemiologist in 2013. In 2018 she obtained her PhD at the Julius Center (Utrecht Medical Center, Utrecht University) on transitional patient safety, aiming to measure and improve patient safety for patients receiving care at both general practice and hospital (f.i. when referred, discharged, or simultaneously receiving hospital outpatient and primary care). She joined the Primary Care Unit in 2018 on the CanTest collaborative and focuses on colorectal cancer and routinely collected databases.
Timely diagnosis of cancer
Continuity of care
Routinely collected databases
van Melle MA, van Stel HF, Poldervaart JM, de Wit NJ, Zwart DL. The Transitional Risk and Incident Questionnaire (TRIQ) was valid and reliable for measuring transitional patient safety from the patients’ perspective. J Clin Epidemiol. 2018 Aug 16.
van Melle MA, Zwart DLM, Poldervaart JM, Verkerk OJ, Langelaan M, van Stel HF, de Wit NJ. Validity and reliability of a medical record review method identifying transitional patient safety incidents in merged primary and secondary care patients’ records. BMJ Open. 2018 Aug 13;8(8):e018576
van Melle MA, van Stel HF, Poldervaart JM, de Wit NJ, Zwart DLM. Measurement tools and outcome measures used in transitional patient safety; a systematic review. PLoS One. 2018 Jun 4;13(6):e0197312.
Poldervaart JM, van Melle MA, Willemse S, de Wit NJ, Zwart DLM. In-hospital prescription changes and documentation in the medical records of the primary care provider: results from a medical record review study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Nov 29;17(1):792.
van Melle MA, van Stel HF, Poldervaart JM, de Wit NJ, Zwart DLM. Validation of a questionnaire measuring transitional patient safety climate indicated differences in transitional patient safety climate between primary and secondary care.J Clin Epidemiol. 2017 Sep 22.
van Melle MA, Erkelens DCA, van Stel HF, de Wit NJ, Zwart DLM. A pilot study on identification of incidents in healthcare transitions and concordance between medical records and patient interview data. BMJ Open 2016. Aug 19;6(8):e011368.
van Melle MA, Zwart DLM, de Bont AA, Mol, van Stel HF, de Wit NJ. Improving transitional patient safety: research protocol of the Transitional Incident Prevention Programme. Safety in Health 2015, 1:13
Verbakel NJ, Van Melle M, Langelaan M, Verheij TJ, Wagner C, Zwart DL. Exploring patient safety culture in primary care. Int J Qual Health Care. 2014 Dec;26(6):585-91.
van Melle MA, Lamkaddem M, Stuiver MM, Gerritsen AA, Devillé WL, Essink-Bot ML. Quality of primary care for resettled refugees in the Netherlands with chronic mental and physical health problems: a cross-sectional analysis of medical records and interview data. BMC Fam Pract. 2014 Sep 23;15:160.
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