Belgium’s mixed private/public health care system and its impact on the cost of end-stage renal disease


Belgium has a mixed, public–private health care system, with state-organized reimbursements but private providers. The system is fee for service. For end-stage renal disease (ESRD), the fee-for-service system discourages preventive strategies, early referral to the nephrology unit, and the use of home-based therapies. The aging of the general population is… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10754-007-9013-z


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