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Dutch Health Ministry Remains Committed to Supporting Appropriate Care

Country Correspondent: Margje Haverkamp

Bruno Bruins, the Dutch health minister, announced in February the allocation of EUR 10 million (USD 11.4 million) annually toward evaluating medical interventions in an effort to reduce low-value care. A new national collaboration of medical specialists, patients, nurses, hospitals, health plans, and the government will guide medical societies in identifying “grey areas,” or knowledge gaps, and addressing those gaps through systematic studies. Recommendations based on these studies will be integrated into national care guidelines and shared decision-making tools.

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