The Netherlands Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic
11 April 2020
In a blogseries of Health Economics, Policy and Law about the respons of countries on the Covid-19 pandemic, Patrick Jeurissen and collegues describe the Dutch respons on Covid-19 and the typical elements in this approach.
Sustainable healthcare for all citizens
29 May 2013
All Dutch citizens have access to healthcare. High quality access at that. Some studies even claim that it is the best healthcare worldwide. Even so good, sustainable healthcare is not a matter of course, not even in our Western world. Why is that? Because care comes at a price. Healthcare in the United States is the most expensive in the world, with us finishing second. We spend twelve percent of all the money earned in our country on healthcare. Plus costs are continuously increasing: five percent every year, which amounts to seven billion Euros for just this cabinet period.