Healthcare in The Netherlands

Healthcare in the Netherlands ranks amongst the best in the world, giving people access to the most advanced treatments and preventative care. Some things, however, may be arranged in a different way than you are used to.
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How does it work? ➜

Healthcare in the Netherlands ranks amongst the best in the world, giving people access to the most advanced treatments and preventative care. Some things, however, may be arranged in a different way than you are used…

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How may it differ and what does it mean? ➜

There are a few recurring observations internationals make about the idiosyncrasies of Dutch healthcare: The GP (‘huisarts’) is unknown in many health systems, and if this professional does exist, he may have a role that differs…

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Legal framework ➜

The philosophy underpinning the Dutch healthcare system is based upon a few universal principles: access to care for all, solidarity through medical insurance (which is compulsory for all and available to all) and high-quality healthcare services ….

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Principle of solidarity ➜

The Dutch healthcare system is built on the principle of solidarity. Health care is funded by all citizens through taxation of income and mandatory health insurance fees. As a result, Dutch healthcare has become an accessible…

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Official organizations and authorities ➜

Healthcare rules are determined nationally by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport in consultation with patient rights groups,  healthcare providers and health insurers. The Healthcare Authority (NZA) supervises the system and the Health Inspection supervises…

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Brochure Healthcare in The Netherlands ➜

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