A healthy judgement? Health and Health care in the Netherlands in international perspective

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10029/9176
Title:
A healthy judgement? Health and Health care in the Netherlands in international perspective
Authors:
Achterberg PW; Kramers PGN; Wilk AE van der
Abstract:
International comparisons of health and health care are increasingly used to 'benchmark' national health system performances. This report summarises earlier Dutch RIVM reports. It analyses: 1) the policy relevance of several other international reports, among which the WHO2000 report, which compared health and health care in Europe 2) the stagnating increase in life expectance, especially for Dutch woman 3) the relatively bad trends in Dutch perinatal mortality. Major conclusions are: 1) The WHO2000 report presents a new vision and puts health systems at the political agenda. Its policy implications are unclear, however, and its methodology is wedely critezised. Other reports have presented important topics for further analysis. 2) Lifestyle factors, especially smoking, are responsible for stagnating increase in Dutch life expectancy, especially for women. Prevention remains a key factor for future improvements in Dutch health status. 3) Giving birth at relatively old ages, high rates of twin births and smoking during pregnancy have grown to become even more important as riskfactors for perinatal mortality in the Netherlands. The increased number of children born to ethnic minority mothers is also associated with higher perinatal mortality risks. Improvements in care and prevention around birth are possible in the Netherlands with special attention for ethnic minority groups. The importance of internationally comparable datasets as tools for national benchmarking of health and healthcare is evident, but needs much improvement. Recommendations have been made to the Dutch Minister of Health and she has immediately taken on board several of them. This clearly shows the added value of international comparisons.
Affiliation:
VTV
Publisher:
Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu RIVM
Issue Date:
11-Mar-2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10029/9176
Additional Links:
http://www.rivm.nl/bibliotheek/rapporten/271558005.html
Language:
en
Series/Report no.:
RIVM Rapport 271558005; VTV thema catern
Appears in Collections:
RIVM reports - old archive

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dc.contributor.authorAchterberg PWen_US
dc.contributor.authorKramers PGNen_US
dc.contributor.authorWilk AE van deren_US
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dc.date.available2007-02-26T15:58:16Z-
dc.date.issued2002-03-11en_US
dc.identifier271558005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10029/9176-
dc.description.abstractInternational comparisons of health and health care are increasingly used to 'benchmark' national health system performances. This report summarises earlier Dutch RIVM reports. It analyses: 1) the policy relevance of several other international reports, among which the WHO2000 report, which compared health and health care in Europe 2) the stagnating increase in life expectance, especially for Dutch woman 3) the relatively bad trends in Dutch perinatal mortality. Major conclusions are: 1) The WHO2000 report presents a new vision and puts health systems at the political agenda. Its policy implications are unclear, however, and its methodology is wedely critezised. Other reports have presented important topics for further analysis. 2) Lifestyle factors, especially smoking, are responsible for stagnating increase in Dutch life expectancy, especially for women. Prevention remains a key factor for future improvements in Dutch health status. 3) Giving birth at relatively old ages, high rates of twin births and smoking during pregnancy have grown to become even more important as riskfactors for perinatal mortality in the Netherlands. The increased number of children born to ethnic minority mothers is also associated with higher perinatal mortality risks. Improvements in care and prevention around birth are possible in the Netherlands with special attention for ethnic minority groups. The importance of internationally comparable datasets as tools for national benchmarking of health and healthcare is evident, but needs much improvement. Recommendations have been made to the Dutch Minister of Health and she has immediately taken on board several of them. This clearly shows the added value of international comparisons.en
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dc.publisherRijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu RIVMen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRIVM Rapport 271558005en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVTV thema caternen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.rivm.nl/bibliotheek/rapporten/271558005.htmlen_US
dc.subject.otherinternational comparisonen
dc.subject.otherhealthen
dc.subject.otherhealth careen
dc.subject.otherlife expectancyen
dc.subject.otherperinatal mortalityen
dc.subject.otherhealth policyen
dc.titleA healthy judgement? Health and Health care in the Netherlands in international perspectiveen_US
dc.contributor.departmentVTVen_US
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