Ron G.C.M. Kusters


  • 1123 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
1987 …2019
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Ron Kusters is a full professor at the University of Twente, Enschede and a specialist laboratory medicine, head of the laboratory for clinical chemistry and haematology at the Jeroen Bosch Hospital in Den Bosch.

He obtained his PhD in 1992 at the University of Utrecht and after a post-doc at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, he started his internship in laboratory medicine  at the Medisch Spectrum Twente in Enschede. As a board certified clinical biochemist, he joined the Jeroen Bosch Hospital, one of the larger teaching hospitals in the Netherlands in 1998. In 2000 he was appointed medical manager (head of laboratory). In 2005, he was recognized as supervisor to interns in laboratory medicine and up till 2018, he supervised 10 residents in laboratory medicine.

At the University of Twente he was appointed professor (part time) in 2011. His chair is at the department of health technology and services research, part of the Technical Medical Centre. His inaugural lecture (Dutch) may be found at

His research ( focuses on clinical and economical effectiveness of laboratory diagnostics with particular interest in innovative biochemical markers and innovative diagnostic technologies, like point of care testing.

External positions

Specialist Laboratory Medicine, Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis

1 Dec 1998 → …


  • RB Pathology
  • laboratory medicine
  • clinical chemistry
  • QD Chemistry
  • biochemistry
  • clinical biochemistry

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Research Output 1987 2019

1 Downloads (Pure)

Ciprofloxacin penetration into infected hepatic cysts in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease: a case report

Bernts, L. H. P., Wallenburg, E., de Jonge, H. J. M., Schaap, B., Kusters, R., Overtoom, T. T. C., Bruggemann, R. J. M., Drenth, J. P. H. & Lantinga, M. A., 1 Mar 2019, In : Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy. 74, 3, p. 829-830 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

19 Downloads (Pure)

Diagnostic error as a result of drug-laboratory test interactions

van Balveren, J. A., Verboeket-van de Venne, W. P. H. G., Erdem-Eraslan, L., de Graaf, A. J., Loot, A. E., Musson, R. E. A., Oosterhuis, W. P., Schuijt, M. P., van der Sijs, H., Verheul, R. J., de Wolf, H. K., Kusters, R. & Hoedemakers, R. M. J., 26 Mar 2019, In : Diagnosis (Berlin, Germany). 6, 1, p. 69-71 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Diagnostic Errors
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Patient Harm
Delivery of Health Care

Influenzasneltests voor de huisartsenpraktijk en SEH: analytische accuratesse en meerwaarde

Translated title of the contribution: Influenza point-of-care test in the GP practice and Emergency Department: analytical accuracy and added valueVerhees, R. A. F., Lutgens, S. P. M., Kusters, R., Dinant, G. J. & Cals, J. W. L., 29 Aug 2019, In : Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde. 163, 6 p., D3806.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Point-of-Care Systems
Human Influenza
Hospital Emergency Service
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Length of Stay

More information worse decisions? Evaluating potential overuse of laboratory diagnostics in anaemia

Kip, M., Oonk, M. L. J., Levin, M. D. L., Kusters, G. C. M. & Koffijberg, E., 4 Nov 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

1 Citation (Scopus)
25 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Point-of-Care Systems
Primary Health Care
General Practitioners
Venous Thromboembolism
Point-of-Care Testing