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Observations on the health care system in the Netherlands

Yash Lokhandwala


The most important feature was the universal health care cover for all citizens. The economic status of a patient was never a consideration in determining the choice of therapy. With ever-increasing costs of hightech medical care, this seemed, at times, a non-sustainable situation. The cost of health care is the subject of an ongoing debate in the Netherlands. When restrictions are placed on health care expenditure, they are made uniformly applicable, irrespective of the class or creed of the individual.

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