Pharmaceutisch Weekblad

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 13–15 | Cite as

Possibilities of continuous care

Part I
  • H. J. Dokter
The Initiating Role of Hospital Pharmacy


The continuity of health care in the Netherlands is hampered by its structure. There exists a sharp border between the first echelon in which the primary general care is given and the higher echelons in which the out-patient and hospital care is delivered. The policy of the Government is directed to substitution of out-patient and hospital functions, executed in primary care. The possibilities and difficulties for patients and pharmacists are discussed.


Community health services Government Home care services Medical staff, hospital Netherlands Physicians, family Referral and consultation 


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© Royal Dutch Association for Advancement of Pharmacy 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. J. Dokter
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General PracticeErasmus University RotterdamHR RotterdamThe Netherlands

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