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2010 Dutch Health Care Performance Report finds wide variations in price and quality

Commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Health, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) published the third Dutch Health Care Performance Report into the accessibility, cost and quality of the Dutch care sector (2010 Performance Report – click ‘Display English’). Findings from the report indicate that while healthcare is easily accessible, there are major differences in the price and quality between different providers. For example, the cost of a hernia operation varied between €1,000 and €2,500, depending on the hospital. And the number of unplanned c-section births varies between 7% and 30%, the report shows (Dutch News )

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