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Time to get real! Using real world data to assess cost-effectiveness

Vidi grant, NWO/ZonMw, €800,000



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Judith Bosmans (1976) obtained her MSc in Medical Informatics in 1999. After a brief period as a junior researcher at ICIN, she started her PhD project in 2002. In 2006, she defended her PhD thesis “Cost-effectiveness of treatments for depression in primary care”.


Over the past 15 years, Judith has been working at the department of Health Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam where she now is head of the section Health Technology Assessment. 


Over the years, Judith has supervised a large number of applied cost-effectiveness studies. In the last few years, Judith has focused her research more and more on the development of new methods for cost-effectiveness studies. In 2017, she managed to obtain a Vidi grant to further develop her research group. Her Vidi project “Time to get real! Using real world data to assess cost-effectiveness” aims to develop and evaluate methods to perform cost-effectiveness studies using real world data. Judith is also extensively involved in educational activities at the Bachelor, Master and post-initial level. She considers this an essential part of her work, since teaching allows her to train future researchers and decision makers in the appropriate conduct and use of cost-effectiveness studies. In this way, knowledge generated by her research group will be disseminated outside her group, and – more importantly – dissemination of this knowledge will help to keep the Dutch healthcare system affordable.


  • cost-effectiveness

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Research Output 2005 2019

Diagnostic accuracy of depression questionnaires in adult patients with diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis

de Joode, J. W., van Dijk, S. E. M., Walburg, F. S., Bosmans, J. E., van Marwijk, H. W. J., de Boer, M. R., van Tulder, M. W. & Adriaanse, M. C., 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 6, p. e0218512

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
systematic review
Medical problems
Open Access
Low Back Pain
Health Status
Back Pain

Single- versus double-layer closure of the caesarean (uterine) scar in the prevention of gynaecological symptoms in relation to niche development - The 2Close study: A multicentre randomised controlled trial 11 Medical and Health Sciences 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine

Stegwee, S. I., Jordans, I. P. M., Van Der Voet, L. F., Bongers, M. Y., De Groot, C. J. M., Lambalk, C. B., De Leeuw, R. A., Hehenkamp, W. J. K., Van De Ven, P. M., Bosmans, J. E., Pajkrt, E., Bakkum, E. A., Radder, C. M., Hemelaar, M., Van Baal, W. M., Visser, H., Van Laar, J. O. E. H., Van Vliet, H. A. A. M., Rijnders, R. J. P., Sueters, M. & 21 othersJanssen, C. A. H., Hermes, W., Feitsma, A. H., Kapiteijn, K., Scheepers, H. C. J., Langenveld, J., De Boer, K., Coppus, S. F. P. J., Schippers, D. H., Oei, A. L. M., Kaplan, M., Papatsonis, D. N. M., De Vleeschouwer, L. H. M., Van Beek, E., Bekker, M. N., Huisjes, A. J. M., Meijer, W. J., Deurloo, K. L., Boormans, E. M. A., Van Eijndhoven, H. W. F. & Huirne, J. A. F., 4 Mar 2019, In : BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 19, p. 1-11 11 p., 85.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Reproductive Medicine
Cesarean Section
Multicenter Studies
Randomized Controlled Trials

Supported self-help to prevent relapse or recurrence of depression: Who benefits most?

Dijkstra-Kersten, S. MA., Biesheuvel-Leliefeld, K. EM., van der Wouden, J. C., van Schaik, D. JF., Bosmans, J. E., van Marwijk, H. WJ. & van der Horst, H. E., 1 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 257, p. 180-186 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Cognitive Therapy
Costs and Cost Analysis
Cost-Benefit Analysis

The (cost-) effectiveness of exergaming in people living with dementia and their informal caregivers: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Van Santen, J., Dröes, R. M., Bosmans, J. E., Blanson Henkemans, O. A., Van Bommel, S., Hakvoort, E., Valk, R., Scholten, C., Wiersinga, J., Van Straten, A. & Meiland, F., 19 Feb 2019, In : BMC Geriatrics. 19, p. 1-19 19 p., 50.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Randomized Controlled Trials

Activities 2015 2018

  • 2 PhD thesis examination