This is a map of the Netherlands showing the number of GPs per 100,000 (per municipality), adjusted for the population size and age groups, and taking into consideration a service area (catchment area) with a radius of 20 km. Different age groups require different levels of health care; this is accounted for in this map. Moreover, a 10 km distance to a GP practice could be considered an acceptable distance, which means that people living within that area can choose which GP to visit. Colour-coded from light blue (less GPs per 100,000 per municipality, adjusted for the population size and age groups, within 20km) to dark blue (more GPs per 100,000 per municipality, adjusted for the population size and age groups, within 20 km).
This indicator shows the number of GPs , adjusted for population age groups, in a catchment area of 20km. 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.