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Netherlands: long term care paid by compulsory insurance

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 29 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1542
  1. Tony Sheldon
  1. Utrecht

    In the Netherlands long term care for elderly people, whether received at home or in nursing or residential care homes, is paid largely out of a compulsory insurance premium levied on the whole population, thus embodying the principle of social solidarity.

    The 1967 Exceptional Medical Expenses Act (AWBZ), …

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