The COVID-19 outbreak in the care home sector – does ownership matter?

In this webinar for the 'International Long-term care Policy Network', Florien Kruse of IQ healthcare and Amy Hsu of University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research and Bruyère Research Institute, discuss how ownership can influence the extent to which a nursing home can effectively respond to an epidemic.

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Identifying and de-implementing low-value care in primary care: the GP’s perspective—a cross-sectional survey

General practitioners have an important role in reducing low-value care as gatekeepers of the health system in The Netherlands. The aim of this study was to assess the experiences of Dutch general practitioners regarding low-value care and to identify their needs to decrease low-value primary care.

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Sustainable healthcare for all citizens

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.

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