Support and preferences for intermediate health care services for back and neck pain: a survey among members of the Dutch patient association for spinal pain

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Abstract

RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Recent health care reforms in the Netherlands have led to the introduction of intermediate health care. Intermediate health care combines features of primary care and secondary (hospital) care. It is characterized by a task shift from hospital care to primary care. The initial experiences of medical specialists and general practitioners with intermediate health care are positive. However, the patients' perspectives regarding this reform are unknown. This study aimed to evaluate the level of support from patients with back and/or neck pain for intermediate health care services and to provide insight into their preferences how this care should be organized.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)726-731
JournalJournal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
Volume22
Issue number5
Early online date14 Mar 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016

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