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Ordering for ambulance care - Towards structural legislation in 2020

​A new cabinet should quickly decide on the design of the ambulance care because in 2020 the new Wet ambulancezorg (Waz) should be implemented. The Ministry of VWS has asked SiRM to conduct a comparative analysis of different variants for the organization and funding of ambulance care from 2020.

SiRM recommends expert advice to appoint healthcare insurers or the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Health as a director of the ambulance care. Both directors have disadvantages that can largely be overcome by giving the Regional Consultative Acute Care (ROAZ) a non-binding advisory role.

SiRM also advises to provide both public and private providers with or without the possibility of profitable benefits to provide the ambulance care. The Ministry of VWS is obliged to provide ambulance care on the basis of EU legislation. Health insurers are not yet obliged to provide for the selection of ambulance providers. In the case of periodic selection by means of tender it is very important that the continuity of care and safety is not compromised.

SiRM recommends expert advice to appoint healthcare insurers or the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Health as a director of the ambulance care. Both directors have disadvantages that can largely be overcome by giving the Regional Consultative Acute Care (ROAZ) a non-binding advisory role.

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Ir. Saskia van der Erf
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dr. Jan-Peter Heida
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