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Much smaller rise in care spending
Health care and welfare cost nearly 60 billion euro in 2004. This is 4.3 percent more than 2003. Spending on care still rose by as much 10 percent annually in the period 2001-2003. The decrease in...
Preliminary Study Financial Consequences of Reform in Long-term Care for Long-term Care Users (Dutch only)
Study of the possibilities to compile figures on the consequences of the long-term care reform. Commissioned by: Ministry of Public Health, Welfare and Sport
Strong increase in mental health care
More and more people in the Netherlands are making use of mental health care. The volume of mental health care rose by an average 6.4 percent per year from 2000 to 2007.
More home care in urban areas
The number of people in the Netherlands receiving care financed under the exceptional medical expenses act (AWBZ) who paid a contribution towards this has remained fairly constant in the period...
Care education more popular than ever
In school year 2008/’09, the number of students in senior secondary vocational education (mbo) who successfully completed courses in nursing and care disciplines, and courses training for...
Workforce composition differs between care sectors
According to Statistics Netherlands’ new statistics on care institutions, the composition of the workforce in care differs between the various care sectors.
Health care consumption varies by education level
Generally, lower educated persons more often receive health care services than higher educated people. Factors like age, gender, state of health and income partially account for the differences...
Fewer women stay at home to care
The number of women who could not accept jobs of twelve hours or more a week, because they had to care for their families was reduced form 755 thousand in 2001 to 318 thousand in 2010.
Amount spent on security care significantly higher
Nearly 12.5 billion euro, i.e. 2.2 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) was spent on prevention and combat of crime, urban decay and inconvenience in 2009, an increase by 4 percent relative to...