Statistics Netherlands has new figures on people aged 18 years or older who receive care under the exceptional medical expenses act (AWBZ), and who pay a contribution towards this care.
There are two types of care:
- Care in the own home.
This consists of personal care, home help and/or nursing.
- Care in an institution.
This is care provided to people staying in an institution such as a care or nursing home.
The data are taken from the central registration of care costs and the municipal population registers.
From 1 January 2007 household care is no longer covered by the exceptional medical expenses act, but by the social support act (WMO).