New debate for Dutch health careBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6958.832 (Published 01 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:832
- T Sheldon
Plans to take a second look at the stringent financial controls proposed on Dutch health care were revealed in the state opening of parliament last week. They have been hailed as a breakthrough by health care organisations, which feared draconian cuts if a 1.3% ceiling on increased spending was adhered to rigidly.
The move is seen as the first sign of a new debate on Dutch health care, which for years has concentrated solely on cost rather than care. And it is viewed as a good start for new …