Snap health inspections increased
Healthcare inspectors have censured more care institutions in 2013 than previous years, according to the year report from the Inspection for Healthcare (IGZ).
In 2013, 29 institutions were placed under extra supervision, against 19 the previous year. More warnings were issued as well, which rose from 59 to 142.
The increase in censures does not mean that there are more violations happening in care institutions. The IGZ says that inspectors are making more targeted visits, mostly due to tips.
In more than 3000 institutions, no prior warning was given before an inspection. In 2012, there were 1300 unannounced visits.