Eelco Bredenhoff
PhD student

Capitool room A 209
PO Box 217
7500 AE Enschede

Telephone: (053) 489 4643
Fax: (053) 489 2159


Eelco Bredenhoff is a PhD student at the University of Twente, School of Management and Governance, department of Science, Technology, Health and Policy Studies (STeHPS). He concluded his Master in Business Information Technology at the University of Twente, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science in 2003.

His research concentrates upon the organization of hospital care delivered in (general) hospitals. Topics studied are the application of principles from manufacturing in hospital care, and questions of divisionalization or centralization. Central theme in his research is the so-called ‘focused factory’ concept. Research partner is the Dutch teaching hospital Reinier de Graaf Groep of Delft.


  • PhD research: “Evaluating the effects on the quality of hospital care of the focused factory concept applied to elective surgery”
  • Research towards ‘Focused Factories’ in healthcare. A collaboration between the University of Maastricht, the University of Twente and the foundation Management Zorgvernieuwing Zuid-Limburg


411209 Project Analyse vanuit Perspectief Uitvoerende Organisatie


  • Jeroen M. van Oostrum, Eelco Bredenhoff, Erwin W. Hans (2009), "Suitability and managerial implications of a Master Surgical Scheduling approach", Annals of Operations Research, published online 27 August 20090, DOI - 10.1007/s10479-009-0619-z, Link -
  • E. Bredenhoff, R.W. Schuring, M.F. Caljouw (2004), “Zorg in Focus, Op zoek naar routine in het zorgproces”, Medisch Contact, Vol 59, No. 34, pp. 1304-1308

Other activities

In his spare time Eelco is member of the general board of foundation IAPC. Foundation IAPC is a non-profit organization that aims to promote the use of IT by members of the University of Twente’s community.