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  • Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 125, Reitse Poort, room RP 218

    5037 DB Tilburg


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Personal profile

Research interests

  • Stationed at Tranzo
  • Study of the societal impact of health law
  • Focus on evaluation of health law and oversight and methods for evaluating health law
  • Themes: Patient rights, complaints handling, impact of legislation, oversight


  • 2009 Deputy Director of NIVEL
  • 2008 Professor Tilburg University; Social impact of health law
  • 2002 Head research department and knowledge centre NIVEL
  • 1991 Senior researcher: Home care technology, Health care consumer panel, Patient directed care.
  • 1989 Researcher at NIVEL
  • 1985 Phd thesis, Wageningen University
  • 1983 - 1985 Social sciences teacher at the Agricultural college Deventer

External positions

Deputy director Nivel (Nivel)

1 Nov 1989 → …


  • Health Care Policy
  • Health Care Organisation
  • Health Law
  • Health Care

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Research Output 2008 2019

Classifying patients' complaints for regulatory purposes: A pilot study

Bouwman, R. J. R., Bomhoff, M., Robben, P. & Friele, R. D., 2019, In : Journal of Patient Safety.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Mental Health
Delivery of Health Care
Health Care Sector
Emergency Medical Services
1 Downloads (Pure)

How do doctors in the Netherlands perceive the impact of disciplinary procedures and disclosure of disciplinary measures on their professional practice, health and career opportunities? A questionnaire among medical doctors who received a disciplinary measure

Laarmanen, B. S., Bouwman, R. J. R., de Veer, A. J. E., Hendriks, M. & Friele, R. D., 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 3, 9 p., e023576.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Defensive Medicine
Surveys and Questionnaires

Is there a mismatch between the perspectives of patients and regulators on healthcare quality? A survey study

Bouwman, R., Bomhoff, M., Robben, P. & Friele, R. D., 2019, In : Journal of Patient Safety.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Surveys and Questionnaires
Delivery of Health Care
Patient Participation

Calamiteitenonderzoek in de geestelijke gezondheidszorg: Het betrekken van patiënten en hun naasten of nabestaanden bij calamiteitenonderzoek in de geestelijke gezondheidszorg

Bouwman, R. J. R., de Graaf, M. B., de Beurs, D., van de Bovenkamp, H. & Friele, R., 2018, Utrecht: NIVEL. 51 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

Open Access

Eerste evaluatie Jeugdwet: Na de transitie nu de transformatie

Friele, R. D., Bruning, M. R., Bastiaanssen, I. L. W., de Boer, R., Bucx, A. J. E. H., de Groot, J. F., Pehlivan, T., Rutjes, L., Sondeijker, F., van yperen, T. A. & Hageraats, R., 2018, Den Haag: ZonMw. 637 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

Open Access

Activities 2010 2019

  • 1 Editorial activity
  • 1 Oral presentation

The right time and place: A new approach for prioritizing alcohol enforcement and prevention efforts

R. Roodbeen (Speaker), A. Kuize (Speaker), B. Bieleman (Speaker), R. Friele (Speaker), H. van de Mheen (Speaker), K. Schelleman-Offermans (Speaker)
3 Jun 20197 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationProfessional

Recht der werkelijkheid (Journal)

R.D. Friele (Reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific