Intended for healthcare professionals

Dutch health reform: the changing face of dermatology

The Dutch healthcare system is undergoing a tumultuous change. Until now, GPs referred patients to specialists, who then took over. Under the new health reform, GPs will have responsibility for patient care, while hospital specialists will provide support and advice to GPs without forming a traditional doctor–patient relationship. This will give patients free access to specialist expertise in the local community. We examine the new Dutch healthcare model and how it affects dermatology.
Dermatology in practice 2016; 22(2): 32–34
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