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From a policy perspective, it is important to monitor how well the various parts of the health care system are functioning and whether all the people are benefiting equally from the resources provided. In view of the continually rising costs of health care, it is also relevant to find out whether those resources are producing sufficient returns – how efficient is the health care system?

The Dutch Ministry of Health has commissioned National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) to assess the performance of the Dutch health care system by monitoring trends in the quality, accessibility and costs of health care, using a finite set of indicators. Where possible, the performance will also be compared internationally.


Patients' experiences
Patients’ experiences with shared decision making and receiving an understandable explanation. The most important facts are presented in one infographic (pdf 2,1 MB).

Health expenditure in the Netherlands
Health expenditure in the Netherlands: where does the money come from and where does the money go to? The most important facts are presented in one infographic (pdf 4,55 MB).


Dutch Health Care Performance Report

Here you can download the English editions of the Dutch Health Care Performance Report in PDF format.