Improving acute stroke services in the NetherlandsBMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3957 (Published 24 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3957
- Mgaarten M H Lahr, postdoctoral researcher1,
- Durk-Jouke van der Zee, associate professor2,
- Gert-Jan Luijckx, consultant stroke physician1,
- Patrick C A J Vroomen, consultant stroke physician1,
- Erik Buskens, professor of medical technology assessment, program director Healthy Ageing3
- 1Department of Neurology, University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, 9700 RB Groningen, Netherlands
- 2Department of Operations, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, 9747 AE Groningen, Netherlands
- 3Medical Technology Assessment, Department of Epidemiology, University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, 9700 RB Groningen, Netherlands
Monks and colleagues report on England’s NHS business plan for hyperacute stroke care.1 A similar debate on the reorganisation of acute stroke services is ongoing in the Netherlands.
In 2013, the Health Care Insurance Board (CVZ, currently named National Health Care Institute (ZiNL)) published a nationwide quality vision on emergency healthcare.2 In 2010 a six month observational multicentre …
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