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Observatory on Health Care Systems (ed.) Health care systems in eight
countries – trends and challenges. London: London School of
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Dutch health care comprises three main elements: public universal insurance for so-called “exceptional medical expenses” which includes long-stay care, mental health, etc.; compulsory social health insurance for the low income and voluntary private health insurance for the high income; and voluntary supplementary insurance open to all. Ambulatory care is provided by independent GP practitioners paid on a capitation basis. The majority of hospitals are private non-profit institutions.