dr. D.L.M. Zwart

Associate Professor

  • Department of General Practice
  • Julius Center Research

dr. D.L.M. Zwart

Research Programs


Dorien Zwart, M.D., Ph.D, is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of General Practice in the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care at University Medical Center Utrecht. She also practices as a Family Physician at the Primary Health Care Center De Bilt.Zwart's research primarily focuses patient safety and quality in general practice, and within this scope, she is developing and supervising a research portfolio as part of healthcare innovation research in Julius Center of Health Science and Primary Care. This portfolio includes projects on transitional safety, medication safety and diagnostic safety, respectively. Current projects are: theTransitional Incident Prevention Program (TIPP), which centers on safety in patient transitions between primary and secondary care, a trial on pharmacotherapy optimization through integration of a non-dispensing pharmacist in a primary care team (POINT) and a study aiming at analysis and improvement of telephonic triage of patients with complaints that are suspect for acute cardiovascular disease (Safety First). Beside her research on patient safety, she co-supervises the academic medical education research within her department, where, as head of curricular education, she is responsible for innovation and development of the bachelor's and master’s general practice program as part of the study of medicine. Focus on interprofessional learning and patient centeredness bridges her research work in patient safety with medical education. Zwart received her medical degree from the University of Groningen, her medical specialty degree from the University Medical Center Utrecht and her doctorate from the University of Utrecht.

Research Output (64)

"Tinkering and overruling the computer decision support system:Working strategies of telephone triage-nurses who assess the urgency of callers suspected of having an acute cardiac event."

Wouters Loes T, Zwart Dorien L, Erkelens Daphne C, Huijsmans Marlies, Hoes Arno W, Damoiseaux Roger A, Rutten Frans H, de Groot Esther apr 2020, In: Journal of Clinical Nursing. 29 , p. 1175-1186 12 p.

Learning from patients about patient-centredness:A realist review: BEME Guide No. 60

de Groot Esther, Schönrock-Adema Johanna, Zwart Dorien, Damoiseaux Roger, Van den Bogerd Kristin, Diemers Agnes, Grau Canét-Wittkampf Christel, Jaarsma Debbie, Mol Saskia, Bombeke Katrien 18 dec 2019, In: Medical Teacher. 42 , p. 380-392 13 p.

Een prachtig vak

Opstelten Wim, van der Horst Henriëtte, Cals Jochen, Damoiseaux Roger, Zwart Dorien 14 nov 2019, In: Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde. 163

Non-dispensing pharmacists' actions and solutions of drug therapy problems among elderly polypharmacy patients in primary care

Hazen Ankie C. M., Zwart Dorien L. M., Poldervaart Judith M., de Gier Johan J., de Wit Niek J., de Bont Antoinette A., Bouvy Marcel L. 8 okt 2019, In: Family Practice. 36 , p. 544-551 8 p.

Optimisation of telephone triage of callers with symptoms suggestive of acute cardiovascular disease in out-of-hours primary care:observational design of the Safety First study

Erkelens Daphne Ca, Wouters Loes Tcm, Zwart Dorien Lm, Damoiseaux Roger Amj, De Groot Esther, Hoes Arno W, Rutten Frans H 1 jul 2019, In: BMJ Open. 9

Effects of non-dispensing pharmacists integrated in general practice on medication-related hospitalisations

Sloeserwij V M, Hazen A C M, Zwart D L M, Leendertse A J, Poldervaart J M, de Bont A A, de Gier J J, Bouvy M L, de Wit N J 25 jun 2019, In: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 85 , p. 2321-2331 11 p.

Transitional safety incidents as reported by patients and healthcare professionals in the Netherlands:A descriptive study

Poldervaart Judith M, van Melle Marije A, Reijnders Leida J, de Wit Niek J, Zwart Dorien L 29 mrt 2019, In: European Journal of General Practice. 25 , p. 77-84 8 p.

Effects of General Practice Pharmacists on Medication-Related Hospitalisations: Preliminary Results

Hazen Ankie, Sloeserwij Vivianne, Zwart Dorien, Leendertse Anne, Poldervaart Judith, de Bont Antionette, de Gier Han, Bouvy Marcel, de Wit Niek feb 2019, In: Journal of pharmacy and pharmacology. 71 , p. 4-4

How Clinical Integration of Pharmacists in General Practice has Impact on Medication Therapy Management: A Theory-oriented Evaluation

Hazen Ankie C. M., de Bont Antoinette A., Leendertse Anne J., Zwart Dorien L. M., de Wit Niek J., de Gier Johan J., Bouvy Marcel L. 2019, In: International Journal of Integrated Care [E]. 19

The Feasibility of Longitudinal Patient Contacts in a Large Medical School

Mol Sl Saskia, H Carrie Chen, Steerneman Anke, de Groot Esther, Zwart Dorien L M 15 dec 2018, In: Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 31 , p. 178-185 8 p.

All Research Output (64)