Wennberg International Collaborative
The Wennberg International Collaborative (WIC) is a community of scholars and policymakers that provides support to emerging investigators studying the causes and consequences of unwarranted variation in health care across regions and providers in their countries. Presentation topics during meetings range from new critical questions, novel methods, recent findings, and innovative policy and improvement ideas.
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Featured Publications & Events
Regional variation in hospital care at the end-of-life of Dutch patients with lung cancer exists and is not correlated with primary and long-term care
Yvonne de Man, Stef Groenewoud, Mariska G Oosterveld-Vlug , Linda Brom, Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Gert P Westert, Femke Atsma
International Journal For Quality in Health Care
Introducing the new international peer-reviewed journal “Research in Health Services & Regions (RHSR)” published by Springer Nature. RHSR aims to provide a forum for scientists focusing on health services research in and for regions. Apart from scientific papers on methods and results, it also invites reports on health policy interventions or local initiatives designed to improve care based on insights from geospatial comparisons.
Variation of colorectal, breast and prostate cancer screening activity in Switzerland: Influence of insurance, policy and guidelines
Agne Ulyte, Wenjia Wei, Holger Dressel, Oliver Gruebner, Viktor von Wyl, Caroline Bähler, Eva Blozik, Beat Brüngger, Matthias Schwenkglenks
Understanding unwarranted variation in clinical practice: a focus on network effects, reflective medicine and learning health systems
Femke Astma, Glyn Elwyn, and Gert Westert
Frontiers of Improvement
News & Events
Dartmouth Atlas Available in National Library of Medicine
As of February 2023, the complete Dartmouth Atlas collection is available at no cost on the National Library of Medicine’s NCBI Bookshelf. All volumes are available here in browser format, PubReader format, and PDF.
The Future of Health Care Atlases
Read more about the history of international health care atlases and future directions in this collection from the Research in Health Services and Regions journal.
In the media
The New York Times reports that ‘Women Doctors Are Less Likely to Perform C-Sections‘ based on findings from Ilir Hoxha’s new review in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
The Wennberg Anthology
*Some articles are copyrighted and therefore direct PDF links are not available. In these instances, links will be provided to the abstract for the paper.