Dr. Patrick M. Bossuyt

Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Amsterdam

Biography

Patrick M. Bossuyt is the professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Amsterdam and acts as Chair of the Division of Public Health & Clinical Methods in the Academic Medical Center. His scientific work spans a broad range of topics in clinical research, developed in close collaboration with clinical departments in the Academic Medical Center, with an emphasis on studies of the effectiveness of clinical interventions to guide clinical recommendations and coverage decisions.

Dr Bossuyt leads the Biomarker and Test Evaluation Research program in Amsterdam. The BiTE Program aims to appraise and develop methods for evaluating medical tests and biomarkers, and to apply these methods in relevant clinical studies. In doing so, the program wants to strengthen the evidence-base for rational decision-making about the use of tests and test strategies in healthcare. Bossuyt spearheaded the STARD initiative for the improved reporting of diagnostic test accuracy studies.

Dr Bossuyt has authored and co-authored several hundred publications in peer reviewed journals and serves on the editorial board of a number of these, including Radiology and Clinical Chemistry. He is a member of several national and international advisory committees. He chairs the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Dutch Health Insurance Board, overseeing the national healthcare benefits package.

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