B Segment – Research on the most important developments
In 2008, during an assignment for the Dutch Hospital Association (NVZ), we researched developments in the B segment. When unrestricted prices and volumes had been introduced in 2005, expectations were high.
Market forces had been proposed as a solution for keeping the level of healthcare high. The NVZ wanted to bring discussions on market forces to the next level and wanted evidence to substantiate its argument. In this report, we analyze different databases over several years and conclude that the possible advantages of developments in the B segment outweigh the possible disadvantages.