This is a map of the Netherlands showing the number of general practitioners (GP) practice locations available within 5 km, per municipality, as a possible indicator of healthcare access, colour-coded from light blue (the lowest number is 1) to dark blue (highest number is 86.5). A clear rural-urban gradient can be observed.
This indicator shows availability of GP practices within a 5 km radius. This could be one of the indicators that will be part of an index for medical desertification. This index will be formulated and tested throughout AHEAD’s research activities, between October 2021 – May 2022. Eventually, a mouse-over or clicking on a municipality will also present additional information about that municipality, for example, the size of the population, its demographical composition or the percentage of unmet healthcare needs. Also, information from our in-country research will be included as we go along.