This will be the last update before our summer vacation. First stop will be Copenhagen for the wedding of a friend, and then we go on Poland. Our chosen travel modus takes me back in time. Last time was many, many years ago, but we will be going on Interrail and will be seeing Eastern Europe by train. The last few weeks have been very wet here in the Netherlands, so I hope that the weather improves.
Even though it is summer, there is still news to report from the Dutch healthcare sector. In this update we cover:
- Further reductions in the rights of patients and clients in the Netherlands. What effects can be expected for innovative new providers?
- Buurtzorg to enter commercial market for General Practitioners. Will they be more successful than key competitors?
- Elderly care operators expect to become structurally loss-making. Will the government step in?
- Finally some good news –absence from work due to illness in the healthcare sector declining. Will it continue?