Coordination and cooperation

Of course, the University Medical Centers in this program cooperate with many parties in healthcare, such as general hospitals, GPs, patients and health care insurers. It is also crucial to cooperate with existing initiatives to reduce unnecessary care.

Therefore, the activities of the program are well coordinated with the Zinnige zorg of the Zorginstituut Nederland, Choosing wiselyZorgevaluatie en het Bewustwordingsproject of the Federation of Medical Specialists. We also work together with several international research groups, such as Choosing Wisely International, Choosing Wisely Canada and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Together with the Dutch Nursing Association (V&VN) we created a do-not-do list and surveyed nurses to identify low-value care practices. Based on these results, the V&VN stimulates their members to stop delivering low-value care.