Publications in 2011

  • Medical-specialist care in 20/20: a summary

    10 November 2011 - Advice

    The medical specialist care landscape in 2020 will look very different from how we know it at present. The need for change is driven, on the one hand, by the strong growth in the demand for healthcare that the years ahead will bring and, on the other, the limited financial scope for meeting that demand both now and in the future. Furthermore, the nature of the demand for healthcare is changing: we expect to see increasing numbers of chronically ill patients who, moreover, will often be suffering from multiple disorders simultaneously. Read more >

  • Aiming for Health

    4 October 2011 - Advice

    In the trend of rising life expectancies, the Netherlands continues to lag behind a number of other European countries. Differences in the quality of care among individual hospitals and healthcare providers are inexplicably large. The quality of care in the caring sector is failing to deliver in a number of areas, while patient satisfaction could clearly be better. Results are also disappointing when it comes to prevention; unhealthy lifestyle choices such as smoking, excessive alcohol use and insufficient physical exercise are simply too entrenched. All financial preconditions are keyed to financing treatments rather than achieving specific results. Read more >

  • Provisions for labour-saving innovations in healthcare

    1 July 2011 - Advice

    The core question that concerns this recommendation is the following: Read more >

  • Competent = qualified Innovative education and training and new health care professions

    13 April 2011 - Advice

    The 13th of April, 2011 the Council for Public Health and Health Care in the Netherlands has published its advisory report ‘Innovative education and training and new health care professions’. Read more >

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