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- Research interest:Translational and interdisciplinary research of infectious diseases and antibiotic use in primary care, with particular focus on the management of respiratory tract infections in primary care in the context of antimicrobial resistance, and the etiology, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of bacterial and viral infections.Qualitative and quantitative research methods in health care.
- Keywords:RESEARCH METHODS, QUALITATIVE RESEARCH, PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY, RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS, PRIMARY CARE, QUALITY INDICATORS, DIAGNOSIS, ANTIBIOTIC POLICIES, Medicine
- Disciplines:Diagnostics, Immunology, Laboratory medicine, Microbiology, Public health care, Public health sciences, Public health services, Medicinal products, Innate immunity, Education curriculum
- Research techniques:- Methodology of scientic research- Qualitative research methods (focus groups, interviews) - Systematic literature review (meta-analysis) - Clinical epidemiological research - Etiologic - Diagnostic - Prognostic - Intervention (medical drugs (e.g. antibiotics, antivirals), quality of care improvement)- Implementation of guidelines (academic detailing, e-learning)- Pharmacoepidemiology of antimicrobial agents, antibiotics in particular (ATC/DDD)- Data management and analysis
- Users of research expertise:- Translational researchers (infectious diseases, microbiology)- Policy makers (outpatient antibiotic use, effect of interventions, e.g. academic detailing, communication skills training, point of care tests)- Professionals (Domus Medica, Farmaka vzw)- Medical students and general practitioners in professional training (ICHO)- Students in clinical epidemiology- Primary care researchers (universities)