Hein van Hout

PROF.DR., (Principal Investigator)


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Hein van Hout, MPsy, MPhil, PhD is affiliated at the Departments of General Practice & Medicine for Older People, Amsterdam Public Health Institute, of the Amsterdam University medical center. He chairs a research group on primary care geriatrics that aims to contribute to independence, quality of life and quality care of vulnerable older persons and their informal carers. This is done through two themes: 1) developing decision support for professionals to provide appropriate care and 2) identifying best practices in the organisation of care.

He published over 186 international peer reviewed papers (Google scholar H-index=55). He coordinated large multinational studies: IBenC on quality and cost of home care, and the PACE trial to improve palliative care in residential homes, and I-CARE4OLD on improving prognostics of older persons with chronic complex conditions.

He is board member of interRAI a collaborative network in over thirty countries committed to improving quality of life for vulnerable persons by evidence-informed clinical practice and policy decision making. He is member of INTERDEM the world’s largest expert network on timely diagnosis and psychosocial interventions for persons with dementia and their relatives.

He engages with local academic workplaces that aim to improve quality of life of older persons through evidence based quality care: NEDRAI, ANHA, UNO Amsterdam, Ben Sajet Center

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