Demand Driven Care plays a key role in the modernization of the
Dutch health care system. This modernization is needed because
a) clients needs for care increases quantitatively as well as in diversity,
b) the financial means for collective services are inadequate,
c) the accessibility of health care will depend on clients own
d) shortage of professional care givers is foreseen. In the Netherlands,
the need for professional care givers increases with an average of
2% every year.
Demand Driven Care is an instrument for liberalization of public
activities. The Faculty Chair Demand Driven Care focuses on those
activities that will contribute to sufficient care supply. Within the
program of the chair, activities are executed under the theme of
Integrated Care, Substitution, Patient Centred Care, and Home Care
Technology with an emphasis on gerontechnology. The Faculty Chair
wants to contribute to a better integration and coherence in care.
So that clients live and function independently as long as possible
and are able to enhance their self management. In addition, health
care professionals should be aware of demand driven processes and
should have a demand driven attitude towards clients.