Buurtzorg, which translates as neighbourhood help, is a pioneering programme in integrated health care. Qualified nursing/care specialists work in teams in the patient’s direct living environment and gear their home care to the patient’s actual needs and surroundings. This normally increases their quality of life and has the added effect of incurring only those health care costs that are actually necessary.
The Buurtzorg programme was established in the Netherlands ten years ago and has since been rolled out throughout the country. The principle has already been adopted in a number of other countries as well. To share their knowledge and experiences with colleagues from other countries, the Buurtzorg team offer so-called international days, where participants can find out more about the programme’s history, its financing model, the role of IT and the work of the local teams.
For more information on this offer, please contact the CfCC team here.