volume 27, issue 1, P3-4 2018
DOI: 10.1007/s12471-018-1204-3
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Abstract: According to the Euro Health Consumer Index, the Dutch healthcare system is the champion of Europe. Yet we are living for longer, prosperity is increasing and the population is growing. If we do not continue to adjust our healthcare system to these trends, medical expenses in the Netherlands will double to € 174 billion (in 2040). We are also facing job market difficulties in healthcare. We risk a shortfall of 125 thousand employees in 2022. It is therefore time to restructure healthcare. Not tomorrow but toda…

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