Some 40 percent of Dutch patients aren't satisfied with doctor consultations, according to a survey done by Patients Federation among 4,600 people
On Tuesday the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, adopted a legislative proposal that gives insurers the ability to look at the medical records of patients if they suspect fraud is being committed. This can be done without the patient's consent, provided that the patient is informed no later than three months after the fact, Motherboard reports.
Health Minister Edith Schippers recommends that patients record conversations with their doctors. According to her, listening to the recorded conversation at home can help a patient put his thoughts in order an make a decision.
A "culture of fear" in the ear nose and throat department of the University Medical Center in Utrecht, has led to "avoidable" and"serious, deadly complications" that endangers the safety of patients.
The evacuation of the VU Medical Center in Amsterdam went down without incident. Around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday the hospital announced that all patients have been transferred to other hospitals.
Minister Edith Schippers (Public Health, Welfare and Sports) presented a plan yesterday to provide patients with more and better information on the quality and cost of their healthcare.
A new service from Maxima Medical Center (MMC) makes it possible for patients and visitors to ask questions to their doctors on WhatsApp, the hospital announced yesterday.
Ministers Edith Schippers of Health and Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs have been deemed responsible for damage by around 320 Q-fever patients in The Netherlands. These patients believe that the government took too long to establish measure when the epidemic struck.
State Secretary of Security and Justice Fred Teeven has asked Healthcare Inspection (IGZ) to launch an investigation into involuntary psychiatric treatment (TBS) facility De Rooyse Wissel in Venray. This comes after the clinic experienced three deaths in one week, a spokesperson for the Ministry announces.
Dutch nationals in West African countries where the ebola virus has broken out have been asked to register themselves at the embassy. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called for this measure due to the speed with which the virus is spreading, the NOS reports.
Health Care Inspection has taken note of several deficiencies in the Breda Amphia Hospital.
In the past week the number of patients with measles has increased with 127 new occurrences. The official total of people affected is now 1162.
The HagaZiekenhuis, a hospital in The Hague, will perform heart surgery again from Tuesday. At the end of March operations in the department of cardiac surgery were put on hold after the hospital didn’t follow their own procedures.
Terminally ill patients can get faster access to test medicines via MyTomorrows, a community created by Sjaak Vink. It is the first time that inventors, doctors and patients are brought together.
Doctors treating patients who are in their last life phase often ‘do’ too much. Both parties have to discuss the question of ‘should we do everything that’s possible?’ more often in case of premature births and seriously ill patients. Research agency ZonMw concluded this in a report that they will offer to the Minister and Secretary of Public Health on Wednesday.
The quality of healthcare in the Netherlands is not transparent enough. The Dutch Court of Audits, de Algemene Rekenkamer, states that it is difficult for patients to choose the right health care institution or practitioner because there is not enough information on their quality.