Healthcare authority wants more collaboration against long waiting times
The Dutch healthcare authority (NZa) wants better cooperation between health care providers and insurers to the waiting times in health care to reduce.
“Although the increase in waiting times in all sectors is high, there is every reason to take action,” says the organization. She now wants to press on the boiler.
“We think that many problems can be solved if healthcare providers and health insurers work together more effectively. The NZa can take as a supervisor to the director to work with involved parties to ensure that that happens,” said Marian Kaljouw, chairman of the Board of Directors of the NZa.
That does not happen, then the parties it is addressed and any further measures taken.
The healthcare authority is investigating in the meantime, all reports of patients who had a long wait and checks with health insurers and zorgkantoren what action they these people have taken.
The NZa concludes in mental health care, inter alia, that the aanmeldwachttijden especially up for people with personality disorders or autism.
“Patients do not know that their health care provider can mediate to a provider that has. Also, patients are sometimes incorrectly screened, referred, and send health care providers lack of timely completion of ongoing treatments,” said Kaljouw.
In hospitals In some parts of the country will see the NZa to long waiting times for allergology, gastro – intestinal and liver diseases, ophthalmology, and rehabilitation medicine. They are now investigating the causes.
Want to continue the Nza that hospitals the waiting time better register and that info directly at its supply.
In the long-term care are zorgkantoren “not enough visible to clients who must wait for care. Zorgkantoren do not know well enough who is on the waiting list, and how urgently they need care.” The NZa is going to be at the zorgkantoren on a visit.