Minister Bruins emphasizes the necessity of measuring patient outcomes for improving health care

In the meeting of the House of Representatives on December 14th, Minister Bruins (Minister for Medical Care) posited that we don’t have sufficient information about how patients themselves experience the outcomes of care. According to the minister, this information should be available for both patients and physicians. Moreover, he argued that this information is vital to improving the quality and constraining the costs of healthcare. Minister Bruins wants to have outcome indicators available for 50% of the disease burden within five years, so that patients and physicians can make shared decisions about the right treatment.

Read the full reply of the minister about transparency, outcomes indicators and value-based healthcare here (in Dutch).