Joeri Buwalda

The Netherlands


Medical study at Utrecht University. ENT surgeon since 2004, trained in Amsterdam. PhD (2004) in the field of pediatric head and neck rhabdomyosarcoma. Staff member in University Medical Center Utrecht until 2009. Currently practicing otology in Deventer Hospital. Trainer of residents and director of fellowship otology. Vice president of the Dutch Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck surgery. President of the Dutch quality registry foundation.


This lecture concerns the development and current status of the Dutch Otologic Quality registry (DOQ). Development started in 2017 by our working group. A nationwide consensus has been reached on the set of outcome data. Data are collected from the electronic patient file (EPF) and the audiometer and are subsequently processed by our data processor. A module for the DOQ has been built in the EPF by one of the providers. Individual otologists are able to monitor their outcome data in a dashboard. From this year onwards, annual meetings will be held to discuss outcome data among the participants. This will lead to further improvement of the quality of care and big data input to research projects on important otology topics.

  • Concertzaal (plenary)

    The Dutch Otologic Quality Registry

    Date: 06 Sep 2024Time: 13:30 - 14:15 CET
    Consultant ENT, Deventer Hospital