Netherlands

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Mar 2022

On March 4, 2022, the Dutch Healthcare Institute (Zorginstituut Nederland, ZIN) announced three projects which received a subsidy under the "Subsidy scheme for promising care" in 2022 for research of a new minimally invasive endoscopy-guided surgery in patients with spontaneous cerebral hemorrhage, oral immunotherapy in children to cure a food allergy and cutting the diaphragm band in chronic abdominal complaints. Read more

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Feb 2022

Dutch Organization for Health Research and Development, ZonMw awarded eight projects under the "Healthcare Evaluation and Appropriate Use" program, including two projects for geriatric care, two projects for cancer, per one project for cardiovascular, neurovascular, and dermatology care. Read more

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Feb 2022

Dutch Healthcare Institute (ZIN) has issued a Pilot Horizon Scan of 39 new diabetes-related MedTech products that are expected on the Dutch market in 2022 or 2023. Patients with diabetes could benefit significantly from the use of these devices. However, available data on their effectiveness and efficiency is limited. Read more

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Jan 2022

Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa) has issued a draft release of the DRG package for 2023, including a new procedure code for intermittent pneumatic compression therapy, a new diagnosis code for guidance in early pregnancy after a fertility program, and several new DRGs for pediatric palliative care, lymphovenous anastomosis surgery and light therapy in inflammatory dermatoses. Read more

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Jan 2022

The Dutch Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) will accept applications for subsidies under the "Early Detection" sub-program until March 8, 2022. This scheme is intended for upscaling screening programs or population screening. Read more

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Dec 2021

The Dutch Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMw), in collaboration with the National Health Care Institute (ZIN), initiated the new HTA Methodology Program for 2021-2024. On November 4, 2021, the ZonMw published the gap analysis of the needs of important stakeholders regarding HTA and formulated recommendations that can provide guidance for the 2021-2024 HTA Methodology Program. Read more

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Nov 2021

At the request of the Minister for Medical Care, the Sensible Care program, launched in 2013 by the Dutch Healthcare Institute, is replaced by the Appropriate Care program in order to improve the organization of medical care and optimize health care costs in the Netherlands. The ongoing 29 projects under the Sensible Care program will continue in the context of the Appropriate Care program. Read more

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Nov 2021

On February 1, 2022, the Dutch Healthcare Institute (ZIN) will start accepting project idea applications for rounds 7 and 8 of the Promising Care subsidy scheme that will be awarded in 2023. Round 7 will be opened on February 1, 2022, and round 8 will begin on July 5, 2022. Read more

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Oct 2021

On August 26, 2021, the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa) published the fourth release of the DRG package for the year 2021 (RZ21d). Read more

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Sep 2021

In August 2021, the Dutch Healthcare Institute (ZIN) published the results of research for the assessment of the value of medical innovations at an early phase of development. The Radboud university medical center was commissioned by the ZIN to investigate this question based on a case study for Anatomy Projector. The objective of the research was to answer the question of how the value of medical innovation is explored and expressed in an early phase, i.e., before market access. Read more

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Aug 2021

On August 11, 2021, the Dutch Healthcare Institute (ZIN) published the assessment of Oncotype DX®. The assessment was conducted to confirm whether the test complies with the criteria of "science and practice" to determine if it can be reimbursed under the basic health insurance package. In conclusion, the test can be reimbursed under the basic health insurance package. Read more

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Aug 2021

On July 13, 2021, the Dutch Healthcare Institute (ZIN) announced three projects which were awarded under the "Subsidy scheme for promising care" framework. Two projects concerned MedTech - artificial pancreas and knee distraction. Read more