On 20th Sept 2019, Wouter Gude successfully defended his PhD thesis " Understanding and optimizing electronic audit and feedback to improve quality of care" at Amsterdam UMC - University of Amsterdam with distinction cum laude.
This thesis advances the stagnant science of Audit&Feedback through better understanding and optimising its ability to improve quality of care. Evaluation studies in cardiac rehabilitation; intensive care and medication prescription in primary care showed the effect of A&F. Control theory is the central theory used to clarify the mechanisms through which A&F affects health professionals’ clinical performance perceptions, improvement intentions, behaviour, and, ultimately, quality of care.
Supervisors: prof. dr. N.F. de Keizer & prof. dr. N. Peek
Co-supervisor: dr. S. van der Veer
The thesis is available for download from: https://hdl.handle.net/11245.1/3fba053c-d276-44b1-805b-4bf18f3a009b