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The impact of a changing health insurance; exploring the impact on low back patients at the Rugpoli

Kothman, A.E.W. (2014) The impact of a changing health insurance; exploring the impact on low back patients at the Rugpoli.

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Abstract:Low back pain is an important part of the total Dutch health care costs, which are growing annually. In an attempt to tackle these rising costs, the Dutch health insurance company Achmea started with selective purchasing low back pain from th 1st of January 2014. All patients in the east of the Netherlands and insured with Achmea were send to the Rugpoli, a private hospital. The Rugpoli is specialized in non-surgical treatment of low back pain disorders. Non-surgical treatments have less economic ruden copared to surgical treatments. Patients were previouwsly send to a hospital, but are since 2014 first seen and diagnosed an treated at the Rugpoli. The case mix of patients in the hospital could differ of other patients. The goal of this research was to explore if the change in referring policy has an effect on the case mix and treatment outcomes of patients and if the Rugpoli could hold up the good results of 2012.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general
Programme:Health Sciences MSc (66851)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/65630
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