Healthcare expenditures will continue to increase in the coming years, raising questions regarding the sustainability of the Dutch healthcare system and solidarity, but also about the optimal use of available resources. Given the issues in the oral care sector, attention for economic insights is appropriate there as well. Relevant issues in this regard are the design of the basic and supplementary health insurance schemes for oral care, the market structure and financing of oral care, questions regarding task shifting in oral care, as well as socio-economic inequalities in oral health. A closer cooperative relationship between oral care and the health economy can help in achieving an optimal and sustainable organisation of the Dutch oral care sector. In other words, an organisation contributing in an efficient and fair way to good oral care for all Dutch citizens.
|7 juni 2019
|Ned Tijdschr Tandheelkd - Jaargang 126 - editie 6 - juni 2019; 285-293