Volume II: the Dutch healthcare sector, 1980-2013

The second volume of the series is about the Dutch healthcare sector. Health care policy is mainly focused on cost control since 1980. Within the constraints affordability, accessibility and quality, the government is constantly developing policies to halt the rapid growth of health care costs. The main policy strategies are curbing the demand for care, extramuralization and decompartmentalization and stimulating competition. What has brought this policies for the productivity development of the various health care sectors are discussed in detail in this book. Based on these findings, the researchers identify policy instruments which offer the best opportunities to improve productivity in healthcare, or, even wider, the whole public sector.

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