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Improving Healthcare in the Netherlands with Triple Aim: Bypassing the quality, cost and quantity trade-off

Vries, K.H. de (2015) Improving Healthcare in the Netherlands with Triple Aim: Bypassing the quality, cost and quantity trade-off.

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Abstract:Within the United States, the costs made in the healthcare sector were very high and steadily rising, while the United States’ population was not more healthy than countries with much lower expenditures in healthcare. In order to attack these problems, Berwick et al. (2008) came up with the Triple Aim initiative: simultaneously improving the experience of care (in terms of quality of care and care coordination), improving the health of populations, and reducing per capita costs of health care, without having the trade-off between these three components. This thesis is focused on researching whether this initiative is also applicable in depopulating areas in the Netherlands. These areas are known for having a worse experienced health among the population than non-depopulating areas, while the number of healthcare facilities is declining and the average age of healthcare professionals is rising. This resulted in the following research question: ‘In which form can the Triple Aim ideology contribute to an improvement of the health of a population, an improvement in the experience of healthcare and to a reduction of the per capita costs, in depopulating areas?’
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/68434
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