Anita W M Suijkerbuijk

Anita W M Suijkerbuijk
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) | RIVM · Centre for Nutrition, Prevention, and Health Services

PhD

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Introduction
Anita Suijkerbuijk currently works at the Centre for Nutrition, Prevention, and Health Services, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). Anita does research in Health Economics.

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Publications (97)
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Introduction Currently, it is not known what attributes of health care interventions citizens consider important in disinvestment decision-making (i.e. decisions to discontinue reimbursement). Therefore, this study aims to investigate the preferences of citizens of the Netherlands toward the relative importance of attributes of health care interven...
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Our study aim was to determine how a new clinical pathway, including PCR‐based influenza point‐of‐care test (POCT), influences the hospitalisation costs of patients suspected of influenza presenting at the emergency department of a Dutch hospital during two consecutive influenza epidemics (2016‐2017 and 2017‐2018). Compared to mean costs per patien...
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Background The risk of contracting rabies is low for travellers. However, the number of Dutch travellers potentially exposed abroad following an animal-associated injury and needing post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) has increased, resulting in increased costs.AimHere, we evaluated the costs and the cost-effectiveness of different pre- and post-exposu...
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Samenvatting Inleiding We hebben berekend hoeveel er in 2015 aan preventie is uitgegeven. We maakten onderscheid tussen gezondheidsbescherming, gezondheidsbevordering en ziektepreventie. Bij de berekening van de uitgaven beperkten we ons tot universele, selectieve en geïndiceerde preventie. Zorggerelateerde preventie kan nauwelijks onderscheiden w...
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Background The introduction of bundled payment for maternity care, aimed at improving the quality of maternity care, may affect pregnant women’s choice in providers of maternity care. This paper describes a Dutch study which examined pregnant women’s preferences when choosing a maternity care provider. The study focused on factors that enhance the...
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Background: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the main cause of mortality and severe morbidity in cyclists admitted to Dutch emergency departments (EDs). Although the use of bicycle helmets is an effective way of preventing TBI, this is uncommon in the Netherlands. An option to increase its use is through a legal enforcement. However, little is know...
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It is widely acknowledged that in order to promote public health and prevent diseases, a wide range of scientific disciplines and sectors beyond the health sector need to be involved. Evidence-based interventions, beyond preventive health interventions targeting disease risk factors and interventions from other sectors, should be developed and impl...
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Intro: Toxoplasmosis has high disease burden in the Netherlands and in the rest of Europe. It can be acquired directly by ingestion of Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) oocysts shed by infected cats, or indirectly via consumption of undercooked meat from infected livestock. Cat vaccination has been proposed for reducing oocyst-acquired human infection...
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Background In the Netherlands approximately 23% of the population of 15 years and older smokes. The main research questions were to identify what social costs- and benefits can be expected when various tobacco control policies would be implemented in The Netherlands, how do costs and benefits change over time, and which sectors in society could exp...
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Introduction In 2015, Dutch healthcare expenditure exceeded 85 billion euros. But what about prevention? In this study we estimated national expenditure on prevention. A distinction was made between health protection, health promotion and disease prevention. In the estimation of prevention expenditures, this study is limited to universal, selective...
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Introduction Rabies is a fatal but preventable infectious disease with a large disease burden in endemic countries. The risk of contracting rabies for travellers from a Western country is low. However, an increasing number of Dutch travellers, potentially exposed to rabies abroad, consult a clinician for post-exposure prophylaxis. In this study, se...
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Background If all costs and all benefits of alcohol use are expressed in monetary terms, the net costs were 2,3 to 4,2 billion euro in 2013. Examples of the costs of alcohol are less productivity at work, costs of police and justice and traffic accidents. Methods In this study three regulatory policies have been modelled using the Social Cost-Bene...
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Introduction In November 2018, the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports presented the National Prevention Agreement (NPA). Within this NPA, interventions targeting smoking, being overweight and problematic alcohol use were proposed to induce lifestyle changes. In addition to measures aimed at these three themes, there is also a range of intervent...
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Background A considerable number of people with an alcohol or cannabis addiction currently do not receive addiction care. Some hundreds of thousands persons in the Netherlands suffer from alcohol dependency, while some tens of thousands adolescents suffer from cannabis addiction. Methods A (hypothetically) enhanced uptake of CBT in specialized add...
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Background In the Netherlands, toxoplasmosis ranks third in disease burden among foodborne pathogens, with an estimated health loss of 1,900 Disability Adjusted Life Years and a cost-of-illness estimated at €44 million annually. We performed a Social Cost-Benefit Analysis (SCBA) to evaluate the net value of two potential interventions, freezing mea...
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In the Netherlands, toxoplasmosis ranks second in disease burden among foodborne pathogens with an estimated health loss of 1,900 Disability Adjusted Life Years and a cost-of-illness estimated at €45 million annually. Therefore, effective and preferably cost-effective preventive interventions are warranted. Freezing meat intended for raw or underco...
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Attribution of toxoplasmosis to main pathways. (DOCX)
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Annual average costs for patients, healthcare, special education, and productivity losses due to T. gondii infection in the Netherlands, 2016. (DOCX)
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Incidences, Burden of disease (BoD) and cost-of-illness (COI). (DOCX)
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Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA). (DOCX)
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Assumptions regarding the interventions. (DOCX)
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Assuming effectiveness 1%, lasting for 5 years in the minimum scenario. (PDF)
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Assuming effectiveness 1%, lasting for 5 years in the maximum scenario. (PDF)
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Assuming effectiveness 1%, lasting for 10 years in the maximum scenario. (PDF)
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Assuming effectiveness 10%, lasting for 10 years in the minimum scenario. (PDF)
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Assuming effectiveness 1%, lasting for 10 years in the minimum scenario. (PDF)
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Assuming effectiveness 10%, lasting for 10 years in the maximum scenario. (PDF)
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Selenite enrichment broth (SEB) is used to optimize the recovery of Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica from stool samples. Compared to a direct culture approach, it enhances culture yield by reducing growth of faecal coliforms and faecal streptococci. Over the course of seven years from 2000 to 2017, 47,235 faecal samples were tested with a Sa...
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Background Chronic infection with hepatitis B or C virus (HBV/HCV) can progress to cirrhosis, liver cancer, and even death. In a low endemic country as the Netherlands, migrants are a key risk group and could benefit from early diagnosis and antiviral treatment. We assessed the cost-effectiveness of screening foreign-born migrants for chronic HBV a...
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Population size and chronic HBV prevalence. (DOCX)
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Markov model for chronic HBV infection. (TIF)
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Screening procedure, costs, and design screening programme. (DOCX)
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Results sensitivity and scenario analysis. (DOCX)
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Markov model for chronic HCV infection. (TIFF)
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Population size and chronic HCV prevalence. (DOCX)
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Consumption of raw or undercooked meat increases the risk of infection with Toxoplasma gondii. Freezing meat products can eliminate this risk. Freezing of meat may affect consumers' valuation of meat products in two different ways: it may be valued positively because of increased food safety or valued negatively because of (perceived) loss of quali...
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The recent epidemic of Ebola virus disease (EVD) resulted in countries worldwide to prepare for the possibility of having an EVD patient. In this study, we estimate the costs of Ebola preparedness and response borne by the Dutch health system. An activity-based costing method was used, in which the cost of staff time spent in preparedness and respo...
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Background: Due to rising costs caused by increasing demand for sexually transmitted infection (STI) care, the Dutch government changed the funding of STI clinics. In 2015, a more restrictive testing policy was introduced with syphilis and HIV tests only on indication for younger, heterosexual clients. We evaluated intended savings and missed syph...
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Toxoplasma gondii infections cause a large disease burden in the Netherlands, with an estimated health loss of 1,900 Disability Adjusted Life Years and a cost-of-illness estimated at €44 million annually. Infections in humans occur via exposure to oocysts in the environment and after eating undercooked meat containing tissue cysts, leading to asymp...
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During October–December 2015, 29 patients in a hospital in the Netherlands acquired nosocomial infection with a multidrug-resistant, New Delhi-metallo-β-lactamase–positive Klebsiella pneumoniae strain. Extensive infection control measures were needed to stop this outbreak. The estimated economic impact of the outbreak was $804,263; highest costs we...
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Description of interviews conducted with hospital personnel.
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Lyme borreliosis (LB) is the most frequently reported tick-borne infection in Europe and North America. The aim of this study was to estimate the cost-of-illness of LB in the Netherlands. We used available incidence estimates from 2010 for tick bite consultations and three symptomatic LB outcomes: erythema migrans (EM), disseminated LB and Lyme-rel...
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INTRODUCTION Due to the rising costs caused by an increasing demand for Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) care, the Dutch government changed the funding of STI-clinics (1). A more restrictive testing policy introduced in 2015 no longer required syphilis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) tests for younger, heterosexual clients. A less extens...
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INTRODUCTION Due to their chronic nature and high prevalence, alcohol and cannabis addiction leads to a significant (disease) burden and high costs, both for those involved and for society. The latter includes effects on health care, quality of life, employment, criminality, education, social security, violence in the public and private domain, and...
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INTRODUCTION Between December 2013 and April 2016, an unprecedented epidemic of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) took place. This epidemic urged countries all over the world to be prepared for the possibility of having an EVD patient (1). Besides morbidity and mortality of the disease, containment efforts also have economic consequences for society. In th...
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Background: In 2012, the Netherlands experienced the most extensive food-related outbreak of Salmonella ever recorded. It was caused by smoked salmon contaminated with Salmonella Thompson during processing. In total, 1149 cases of salmonellosis were laboratory confirmed and reported to RIVM. Twenty percent of cases was hospitalised and four cases...
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Introduction: Many economic evaluations of HPV vaccination have been published, but most have focused on the prevention of cervical disease as a primary health outcome. The cost-effectiveness of vaccination is likely to be underestimated if not all HPV-associated diseases are taken into account. In this review, we assess the influence of non-cervic...
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In 2013 and 2014, the Netherlands experienced a measles outbreak in orthodox Protestant communities with low measles-mumps-rubella vaccination coverage. Assessing total outbreak costs is needed for public health outbreak preparedness and control. Total costs of this outbreak were an estimated $4.7 million.
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Technical Appendix. Detailed methods, results, and tables showing additional estimated economic costs for measles outbreak in the Netherlands, 2013–2014.
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Background Viral interaction in which outbreaks of influenza and other common respiratory viruses might affect each other has been postulated by several short studies. Regarding longer time-periods, influenza epidemics occasionally occur very early in the season, as during the 2009 pandemic. Whether early occurrence of influenza epidemics impacts o...
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Background: A large number of interventions are available for the treatment of addiction. Professionals need to know about the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions so they can prioritise appropriate interventions for the treatment of addiction. Aim: To provide an overview of the scientific literature on the cost-effectiveness of...
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Lyme borreliosis (LB) is the most commonly reported tick-borne infection in Europe and North America. In the last 15 years a 3-fold increase was observed in general practitioner consultations for LB in the Netherlands. To support prioritization of prevention and control efforts for LB, we estimated its burden expressed in Disability-Adjusted Life Y...
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Background Gastrointestinal and respiratory diseases are major causes of morbidity for young children, particularly for those children attending child day care centers (DCCs). Although both diseases are presumed to cause considerable societal costs for care and treatment of illness, the extent of these costs, and the difference of these costs betwe...
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To assess the efficiency of the testing policy change in 2012 in sexually transmitted infection (STI) outpatient clinics: persons who attend the clinic and are aged < 25 years without other risk factors are initially tested only for chlamydia, and only in the event of a positive test result will they be tested for other STIs. Other possible changes...
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To estimate the societal costs of asthma, COPD and respiratory allergy for the year 2007 and future healthcare costs for the period 2007-2032. Descriptive study. Representative registries were used to estimate the healthcare costs of asthma, COPD and respiratory allergy for the year 2007. A simulation model for asthma and COPD and a demographic pro...
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Background The increasing life expectancy in most European countries has resulted in growth of the population 50 and older. This population is more susceptible to infectious diseases because of immunosenescence, co-morbidity and general frailty. Thus, to promote healthy aging, vaccination against vaccine-preventable-diseases could be one strategy....
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Background In populations in which the incidence of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection has declined due to socio-economic improvements, better sanitation and hygiene, and vaccination, birth cohorts who have long-term immunity through exposure early in life are now being replaced by non-immune cohorts, meaning that more cases in the elderly may occur...
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Chlamydia is the most common curable sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the Netherlands. The majority of chlamydia diagnoses are made by general practitioners (GPs). Baseline data from primary care will facilitate the future evaluation of the ongoing large population-based screening in the Netherlands. The aim of this study was to assess the u...
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We greatly appreciate Petrignani's comment on our manuscript and the additional information about the origin of hepatitis A virus (HAV) strains in the Netherlands.1 In our study, we assessed the effects of enhanced vaccination programmes for Turkish and Moroccan children on the HAV incidence in the Netherlands. We described a decrease in HAV incid...
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Since 1998 Municipal Public Health Services (MPHSs) in The Netherlands carried out Hepatitis A (HAV) vaccination programs for Turkish and Moroccan children to reduce import and secondary HAV infections. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of the programs on HAV incidence. MPHSs were questioned about HAV vaccination programs for migrant...
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Analysis of seven years (1990-1997) of measured temperature profiles in the mesopause region (84 to 102 km) at Fort Collins, CO (41°N, 105°W), shows that, after removing seasonal variations, there was an episoidic temperature excursion with an amplitude ranging from 7 K to 14 K. Observable increases began in 1992, maximum temperatures occurred duri...
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The early warning committee was established in order to recognise threats to public health caused by infectious diseases in the Netherlands in a timely and complete fashion. This article describes the outcome of a retrospective and descriptive evaluation into the completeness of the recognitions made by the early warning committee. Information abou...
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To establish whether the meetings of the so-called 'early warning committee' recognise all the threats to the public health in the Netherlands caused by infectious diseases. Retrospective and descriptive evaluation. The information about the outbreaks of infectious diseases in the Netherlands and about events in the area of infectious diseases in f...
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To obtain detailed information about the current geographical distribution and incidence of tick bites and Lyme borreliosis in the Netherlands and to identify regional differences in the ecological risk factors that might be involved. Retrospective questionnaire study. All Dutch general practitioner's (GP) practices. In April 2002, all GPs in the N...