Determinants of hospital choice
Proximity is the most important determinant of hospital choice for patients. Quality matters too, but patients travel at most a few minutes extra for a better hospital. Health insures cannot expect a large impact from value based contracting on the number of patients.
Foreign seasonal workers and risk adjustment for health insurers
The compensation that health insurers receive for foreign seasonal workers is too high, whereas the compensation for others who live abroad is too low. The difference is about five hundred euros per year. Risk adjustment between insurers may improve substantially by taking foreign seasonal worker status into account. In 2022, the risk adjustment model will be adjusted in this respect.
Availability of alcohol
Curbing the availability of alcohol may reduce alcohol consumption and alcohol-related damage. For a number of policy options explored in this report, proponents outnumber opponents. Most opponents are moderate drinkers, who do not belong to the target group of the Dutch National Prevention Agreement.
Highly educated people of 35-44 years old in the risk equalization
Health insurers are overcompensated for highly educated people between 35 and 44 years old.
The Competition Act in primary health care
Does the Competition Act (Mededingingswet) limit the collaboration between primary health care providers? If so, does it concern actual obstacles or is it the result of uncertainties amongst primary health care providers about the Competition Act?
Do higher personal contributions result in the avoidance of Wmo care in the Municipality of Veenendaal? This study shows the extent and consequences of care avoidance.
Costs and benefits of a new approach to domestic violence and child abuse
A preliminary study on the possibilities of a social cost-benefit analysis.
WOR 782 Foreign seasonal workers
Insurers are overcompensated for non-residents as part of the risk equalization. In 2013, the overcompensation amounted to € 75 to € 667 per insured year.
Costs of smoking
Smoking costs the Netherlands 21 to 43 billion euros per year. This is the outcome of a study commissioned by Stichting Eindspel Tabak, an initiative of a several directors and professionals in the healthcare sector.
Risk Adjustment Research Working Group 736: Foreign Seasonal Workers
Insurers are being overcompensated for foreign seasonal workers. Foreign seasonal workers who worked in the Netherlands in 2012 show a positive result of about 320 euros per insured per year.