Integrated population approach in Dutch health care practice

Bruijnzeels, Marc
October 2014
International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC);Oct2014 Annual Conference Supplement, Vol. 14, p46
Academic Journal
In the last few years integrated population approach has gained momentum. More and more regions use this approach to start rebuiding health care infrastructure. Based on the Triple Aim approach often they start with a complicated mission phase that should result in a concrete program with several projects. In this presentation I will share the experiences we have in evaluating 70 practice projects and three of those regions in which we are involved. Based on some theoretical assumptions (Triple Aim, Integrated Care model and population management) the developments in the different regions are evaluated and discussed. Some results: Population analyses are used for the own organisation goals in stead of health of the population, a rigid stake holders analyses is lacking in almost all cases, financial systems hinder integration only in a limited way. The discussion will result in several recommendations for other regions


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