B.C. Opmeer PhD

Scientific staff member (UD)
Main activities
Clinical and evaluation research methodology
Focus of research


Research support on request for various clinical evaluation studies:

  • evaluation of health care interventions, with a focus on economic evaluation/methodology of health technology assessment (HTA)
  • studies on the evaluation of medical tests, including systematic reviews and individual patient data meta-analysis (IPD MA)
  • development of clinical prediction models to improve the diagnostic/prognostic accuracy of medical tests

 Collaborative research support for the Dutch Consortium for Research in Obstretrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine (Prof.dr. B.W.J. Mol).



Key publications
  • Opmeer BC, Boer KR, van Ruler O, Reitsma JB, Gooszen HG, de Graaf PW, Lamme B, Gerhards MF, Steller EP, Mahler CM, Obertop H, Gouma DJ, Bossuyt PM, de Borgie CA, Boermeester MA, Costs of relaparotomy on-demand versus planned relaparotomy in patients with severe peritonitis: an economic evaluation within a randomized controlled trial. CRIT CARE 2010;14 (3):R97 [PubMed]
  • van Ruler O, Mahler CW, Boer KR, Reuland EA, Gooszen HG, Opmeer BC, de Graaf PW, Lamme B, Gerhards MF, Steller EP, van Till JWO, de Borgie CJAM, Gouma DJ, Reitsma JB, Boermeester MA, Comparison of on-demand vs planned relaparotomy strategy in patients with severe peritonitis: a randomized trial. JAMA-J AM MED ASSOC 2007;298 (8):865-872 [PubMed]
  • Opmeer BC, el Moussaoui R, Bossuyt PMM, Speelman P, Prins JM, de Borgie CAJM, Costs associated with shorter duration of antibiotic therapy in hospitalized patients with mild-to-moderate severe community-acquired pneumonia. J ANTIMICROB CHEMOTH 2007;60 (5):1131-1136 [PubMed]
  • el Moussaoui R, de Borgie CAJM, van den Broek P, Hustinx WN, Bresser P, van den Berk GEL, Poley JW, van den Berg B, Krouwels FH, Bonten MJM, Weenink C, Bossuyt PMM, Speelman P, Opmeer BC, Prins JM, Effectiveness of discontinuing antibiotic treatment after three days versus eight days in mild to moderate-severe community acquired pneumonia: randomised, double blind study. BMJ-BRIT MED J 2006;332 (7554):1355-1358 [PubMed]
  • Heydendael VMR, Spuls PI, Opmeer BC, de Borgie CAJM, Reitsma JB, Goldschmidt WFM, Bossuyt PMM, Bos JD, de Rie MA, Methotrexate versus cyclosporine in moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis. NEW ENGL J MED 2003;349 (7):658-665 [PubMed]
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