Benjamin Gravesteijn

Settling down

The marshmallow game of life

Something else, something new. In conversations with friends, lately, something interesting has popped up. It started as an idea that seemed fresh. But the longer we talked it over, the more it seems like more of a thought process that started long ago, but has already been systematized in me. It involves the process of growing up, but applied to adolescent life: settling down. Please note, I know we’re not the first ones to think about it.

Research highlight: Cost effectiveness of ECPR

The first official post in the series of research highlight will be a paper that I recently published in the journal “Resuscitation”. The title of the study is “Cost-effectiveness of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation after in-hospital cardiac arrest: A Markov decision model”, which is a lengthy, sophisticated, complex, and incomprehensible title, as research should be. Let’s break down what it is about, why we did this study, so we could have a chat about it some time.

Research highlight: introduction

This blogpost is the first in a series, called “Research Highlights”. This is a series where I will put my research into context, contemplate on what I did, and why, and most of all: comprehensible for everybody. I have been thinking about this since only recently, and I would like to share some thoughts on why this feels like the appropriate thing to do. Most of you probably know that one of the perks of being a PhD student, is to write and publish papers.