New debate for Dutch health care

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 01 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:832
  1. 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 …

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