This is a map of the Netherlands showing the distance, in km, to the nearest general practitioners (GP) practice, per municipality, as a possible indicator of healthcare access, colour-coded from light blue (longest distance) to dark blue (shortest distance). A clear rural-urban gradient can be observed, but not as pronounced as in map 1.

This indicator shows the distance, in km, to the nearest general practitioners (GP) practice, per municipality. 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.