A selection of our successes:
Due to the increasing ageing of the population and improved diagnostics, more and more people are dependent on healthcare. As a result, it faces a major problem: keeping healthcare affordable and manageable for more and more people. The COVID-19 pandemic gave us a worrying glimpse of the consequences of overburdening healthcare: overcrowded hospitals, delayed non-critical care, staff outages and complicated bureaucratic processes that make quick adjustments difficult. Therefore, the way in which care is provided must be drastically changed in order to be future-proof.
Themes in healthcare
Within the health care sector, a number of important themes can be distinguished:
- prevention and improving lifestyle, especially for high-risk groups such as the elderly and chronically ill
- stimulating and expanding primary care in order to relieve secondary and tertiary care
- the use of e-consultations, home monitoring and other technological applications to provide care partly at home;
- better cooperation between primary, secondary and tertiary care and government bodies to facilitate the necessary changes.
Relevant Grant Schemes
Research groups at Dutch universities can apply to the NWO or to one of its derivatives, such as TTW and ZonMw.