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Free choice of healthcare providers in the Netherlands is both a goal in itself and a precondition: modelling the policy assumptions underlying the promotion of patient choice through documentary…

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, December 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Free choice of healthcare providers in the Netherlands is both a goal in itself and a precondition: modelling the policy assumptions underlying the promotion of patient choice through documentary analysis and interviews
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, December 2012
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-12-441
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Authors

Aafke Victoor, Roland D Friele, Diana MJ Delnoij, Jany JDJM Rademakers

Abstract

In the Netherlands in 2006, a health insurance system reform took place in which regulated competition between insurers and providers is key. In this context, the government placed greater emphasis on patients being able to choose health insurers and providers as a precondition for competition. Patient choice became an instrument instead of solely a goal in itself. In the current study, we investigated the concept of 'patient choice' of healthcare providers, as postulated in the supporting documentation for this reform, because we wanted to try to understand the assumptions policy makers had regarding patient choice of healthcare providers.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Netherlands 1 1%
Unknown 65 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 19 28%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 19%
Researcher 9 13%
Student > Bachelor 7 10%
Other 4 6%
Other 8 12%
Unknown 7 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 14 21%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 11 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 15%
Engineering 4 6%
Psychology 4 6%
Other 14 21%
Unknown 10 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 February 2016.
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#1,625,383
of 19,224,001 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#620
of 6,495 outputs
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#20,935
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#27
of 383 outputs
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