Nova Publishers
My Account Nova Publishers Shopping Cart
HomeBooksSeriesJournalsReference CollectionseBooksInformationSalesImprintsFor Authors
  Top » Catalog » Journals » International Public Health Journal » Volume 3 Issue 4 Articles » My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   
Quick Find
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search
What's New? more
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Recognition, Differential Diagnosis and Long-Term Effects
Shopping Cart more
0 items
Shipping & Returns
Privacy Notice
Conditions of Use
Contact Us
01.Achieving High Performance Quality in Primary Healthcare: The Dutch Example
02.Identifying and Exploring Barriers to Managing Elevated Blood Pressure: Using Qualitative Means to get Quantitative Evidence into Practice
03.Practical Practice Guidelines for Remote and Indigenous Health
Notifications more
NotificationsNotify me of updates to Achieving High Performance Quality in Primary Healthcare: The Dutch Example
Tell A Friend
Tell someone you know about this product.
Achieving High Performance Quality in Primary Healthcare: The Dutch Example $43.00
Authors:  Marjan J. Faber, Jako S. Burgers, Richard Grol and Gert P. Westert
Good primary care can be described as first contact care, continuity over time, comprehensiveness, and coordination with other parts of the health system. The Netherlands is increasingly recognized as a best practice model of primary care. Methods: We used data from the Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Surveys of 20062009 to describe the most relevant elements in the Dutch primary healthcare system. These studies were telephone surveys targeting random samples of three groups of respondents citizens, chronically ill patients, and general practitioners (GPs) asking their views and perceptions on a wide range of topics. Data from Dutch observational studies of general practices were used to complement the picture. Results: Dutch general practices are easily accessible during office hours as well as out-of-hours, guaranteeing reliable 24/7 access. There are no co-payments for care delivered in general practice. Most practices, privately owned, offer a wide range of services. Advanced practice nurses are involved in chronic care management. Increasingly, tasks are transferred from hospital specialists to GPs, supported by financial incentives. Regional collaborative care groups of GPs offer disease management programs (e.g. diabetes, COPD). Almost 100 percent of the practices use electronic medical records. Quality improvement in primary care includes evidence-based guidelines, performance indicators, and many innovative experiments. Discussion: Bottom-up and top-down activities contributed to a successful primary care system. Strong aspects are the 24 hour access to general practice, the advanced electronic medical record, and the quality assessment system predominantly driven by professionals. Lessons can be learned from the Netherlands and may be applicable to health policy experiments and health reforms in other countries. 

Available Options:
Special Focus Titles
01.Violent Communication and Bullying in Early Childhood Education
02.Cultural Considerations in Intervention with Women and Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence
03.Chronic Disease and Disability: The Pediatric Lung
04.Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Health: New Research
05.Fire and the Sword: Understanding the Impact and Challenge of Organized Islamism. Volume 2

Nova Science Publishers
© Copyright 2004 - 2020

Achieving High Performance Quality in Primary Healthcare: The Dutch Example