Country Report – The Netherlands

RECORDING AHEAD WEBINAR ON MEDICAL DESERTS DIAGNOSTIC TOOL

RECORDING AHEAD WEBINAR ON MEDICAL DESERTS DIAGNOSTIC TOOL

On November 21, the AHEAD team organised a webinar about tackling and preventing medical deserts with our innovative Medical Deserts Diagnostic Tool, which policymakers and others can use for evidence-based policy measures to address medical deserts. The recording is now available on YouTube.

During the webinar, our panel, consisting of the AHEAD partners, shared their experience with applying the Medical Deserts Diagnostic Tool in Italy, Moldova, the Netherlands, Romania and Serbia.

Our tool includes interactive maps that visualize indicators related to different aspects of medical desertification in the focus countries of our project, i.e. Italy, Moldova, the Netherlands, Romania and Serbia. For example, one of the maps shows the number of general-practitioners (GPs) in provinces in Italy, visualizing the GP density and thereby showing an indication of which areas (and their inhabitants) are vulnerable to the process of medical desertification and associated limited access to health care.

Moderator:
Stefan Mandic-Rajcevic  – Data research analyst and medical doctor (University of Belgrade, Serbia).

Panelists:
Corinne Hinlopen – Project officer for AHEAD (Wemos, Netherlands).
Bianca Ferraiolo – Head of the Representative Office to the EU (Cittadinanzattiva, Italy).
Milena Santric Milicevic – Prof Social Medicine (University of Belgrade, Serbia).
Mirela Mustata – Director of Programmes (Center for Health Policies and Services, Romania).
Sergiu Otgon – Human resources for health expert (National Public Health Agency, Republic of Moldova).

Diagram show number of patients per general practitioner (yellow), gynecologist (red), and pedestrian (blue) in Serbian districts in 2020

This diagram show number of patients per general practitioner (yellow), gynecologist (red), and pedestrian (blue) in Serbian districts in 2020.

Number of patients per Pediatrian in Serbian districts 2020 year

This is a map of Serbia by municipalities (LAU1 level) showing the total number of patients per Pediatrian per population less than 15 years old in 2020.
Colour-coded from light yellow (from less than 750) to dark blue (to over 1500).

Number of patients per OBGY in Serbian districts 2020 year

This is a map of Serbia by districts (LAU1 level) showing the total number of patients per OBGYN per female population over 16 years old in 2020.
Colour-coded from light (from less than 2500) to dark (to over 4000).