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Efficiency Studies

With a rising demand for care and increasing costs, the Dutch health care faces a shortage of resources. Decision-makers in policy and practice need to carefully weigh the benefits of interventions against costs. Efficiency Studies provide the evidence base to make decisions about the introduction of innovative interventions while discouraging the use of inefficient interventions. Efficiency studies is a collaborative effort of patients, researchers, practitioners and policymakers.


External evaluation programme Efficiency Studies 2006-2017

The evaluation report shows the impact that the ZonMw programme Efficiency Studies generates.

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What is efficiency research?

Screenshot video 'What is efficiency research?'

Efficiency in health care is studied by comparing two different treatments on the basis of results and costs. ZonMw supports this kind of research through subsidies. But how do efficiency studies work?

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Pearl for data gold mine

Which patients with cardiovascular diseases run the risk of a (new) heart attack, heart failure or stroke? What is the optimum personalised treatment? On 15 April, cardiologist Prof. Folkert Asselbergs (University Medical Center Utrecht) received the ZonMw Pearl for a data collection that contributes to answering these questions and for developing a self-management platform.

 

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Changing the game: on the assessment of researchers and their research

Today a consultation meeting of research performing organisations took place. The European Committee Research & Innovation organised this meeting. Several European research funders focused on the assessment of researchers and research teams. Jeroen Geurts, chair of ZonMw and ambassador for the Dutch initiative Recognition and Rewards, was there to represent the Dutch perspective.

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Related programmes

ZonMw has several programmes related to this topic.

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Events

AAL Forum 2021

Do you work in the active and healthy ageing sector and you want to participate in the European discussion driving the future of healthy ageing?

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Contact

Stijn Tersmette

Stijn Tersmette

Programme Officer

+31 70 349 51 86
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