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Gert Westert

Faculty of Medical Sciences

Gert Westert is director of IQ healthcare and full Professor in Quality of Health Care and Health Services Research at UMC Radboud, Nijmegen. Gert's background is in medical sociology and research methodology/statistics. His topics of interest are health systems and health care performance, international comparisons of access and quality of health care, medical practice variation and disparities in the use of health care resources and health. He has over 20 years of experience in health services research and has published more than 100 papers in various journals.

He is also a member of the editorial board of the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and Health Services Research (BMC). In addition, he is editor of the book "Morbidity, Performance and Quality in Primary Care" (2006, Radcliffe; Oxford/ Seattle) and co-author of three university text books in the field of Public Health, Health Services. Westert was honored with a Hood Fellowship by the University of Auckland, New Zealand where he spent two months as visiting professor.

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