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Strategic: the Hospitals need to catch up, so 770.000 fewer references NOW


The restoration of a number of conventional treatments in hospitals, at the end of may, limited, the Dutch healthcare authority (nederlandse zorgautoriteit / NZa), in a Wednesday report. As possible to the hospitals in the coming months, and to have a great catch up. The Dutch healthcare authority estimated that, in the past few months, there have 768.000 fewer referrals for these treatments than you expect.

The number of patients in hospital a week, during the coronacrisis in each and every region, even in the hard-hit provinces of Limburg and Noord-Brabant (netherlands). Only recently, in may, the amount of patients continue to stabilize, reports the Dutch healthcare authority.

Between January and the end of may and have been in the Netherlands for six million patients have been treated. That is, there were almost a fifth less than the previous year. That could have something to go up, as the figures for the last two weeks in may is not yet complete.

Prior to the coronacrisis broke out, and the government measures announced, were, each and every week, there are about 110,000 referrals will be issued. It’s not going to have the same number of patients, because a patient has multiple sections that can be referred to a specialist.

The decrease in the number of referrals was highest shortly after the announcement of the lockdown. During the week of march 16, was and 39,000 references, in the following week to 26,000 and in the next week, at a speed of 28 000. After may 11, when the number of the level in the same period of 2019 to 2018. Meanwhile, the number of referrals over the previous level.

In particular, fewer patients go to orthopedics, and ent

There were fewer patients in the department of orthopaedics and ent physicians, sent out. From the country-an average of about twelve thousand references, will be issued. That number fell initially to about two thousand. For some, it’s medical ailments was to take care not afgeschaald: as a result, the number of spoedverwijzingen is almost the same.

Now see, almost all of the specialist doctors, the amount of increase to the previous level. The number of references is very close to what it was before the coronacrisis.

In the report of the Dutch healthcare authority hospitals have a lot of catching up to develop. Most of the missing references were to non-emergency medical treatments. These treatments can be spread out over a period of a few months. The number of urgent referrals of patients who are within a couple of weeks to come, it is in the very least, reduced.

In addition, references to the mental health care will significantly decrease, have no effect on the waiting list

Also, the number of referrals to mental health services (mental health) declined as well. As a result of the outbreak, there were, according to the regulator, almost sixty thousand to less referrals. The Dutch healthcare authority record, especially, as a considerable drop in the number of referrals for people living with the disorder and ADHD.

The drops had no effect on the waiting period in mental health care, report of the Dutch healthcare authority. How it works is not clear. “At that point, an additional analysis is needed,” says a spokesperson in a conversation with Care and mental health care settings were last week, at the Dutch healthcare authority will know that the waiting lists be shorter and to be.

The regulator, however, hardly changes, and is reported, for example, an increase in the number of treatment of delirium (acute confusional state). Patients, was initially nearly four weeks to sit back and wait. At the peak, it was a delay of almost three weeks.

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