Website shows comparison of health providers

3rd September 2008, Comments 0 comments

The healthcare website will allow Dutch consumers to compare the performance of nursing homes, hospitals and home care providers.

3 September 2008

THE NETHERLANDS -- Consumers will be able to compare the performance of nursing homes, hospitals and home care providers, announce Deputy Health Minister Jet Bussemaker.

The website kiesbeter.nl will have data of all health providers. Information posted on the site is based on the experiences of patients and figures provided by the institutions themselves.

The site reveals that some homes have a record of people falling or do less to cope with incontinence. It also shows that a number of care providers communicate poorly with their patients.

In the past, the main problems of health providers were malnourishment and bedsores. These issues have since been addressed.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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