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Erik W. Baars


Erik W. Baars, MD, MSc, PhD, is a senior-researcher Healthcare (Louis Bolk Institute) and a professor of Anthroposophic Medicine (University of Applied Sciences, Leiden, The Netherlands).

His research interests include clinical studies, health promotion, holism-reductionism, Integrative Medicine, concept and methodology development. Erik Baars published ca 205 papers, articles, book chapters and monographs. Together with profesoor Peter Kooreman (Tilburg University, health economics), he received the “Excellence in Integrative Medicine Research Award” (category "clinical research") provided by the European Society of Integrative Medicine for the article ‘Patients whose GP knows complementary medicine tend to have lower costs and live longer’ in the European Journal of Health Economics (Kooreman and Baars, 2011).

Currently Prof. Baars is project leader of an international research project reviewing the contribution of anthroposophic medicine and complementary medicine to the treatment of infections and solving the problem of antibiotic resistance.

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Author's Books

Good Care

Ethics and Methodology: An Anthroposophical Approach to Child and Youth Psychiatry and Care of Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Mercury Press Series

Healing through Working

A Study of Therapeutic Communities for Persons with Psychiatric Problems