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NZa: More operations performed, more planable care delivered

Delivered a little more planable care

‘Where in December and the first week of January between 40-45% fewer operating rooms were in use than usual, that scaling down percentage is 35% this week. Slightly more hospitals also indicate that they provide partly or fully plannable care again,’ according to the NZA on the basis of the Press on Care Information Card that the NZa publishes weekly. This scaling up appears to be related to the decrease in the number of corona patients in hospitals. It is not yet clear whether this trend will continue.

Plannable care such as knee and hip operations scaled down

Almost all hospitals indicate that they have scaled down planable care such as knee and hip operations. This week there are 68 of the 71 hospitals that answered this question. Last week there were 70. Of 68 hospitals, 28 indicate that they no longer provide any planable care. Last week there were 38.

Nationally experienced pressure in the IC and in the clinic has decreased slightly but still ‘serious’

19 hospitals indicate that they cannot provide all critical care that can be planned within 6 weeks. Last week there were 20. This concerns care that must take place within 6 weeks to prevent damage to health. On December 24, the NZa called for special attention to be paid to this care and is evaluating this week whether additional action is needed to improve the accessibility of this care. The nationally experienced pressure in the ICU and in the clinic has decreased slightly, but is still serious. Absence due to illness in the ICU is 9.3% and in the nursing wards 8.4%. That is comparable to the past few weeks.

NZa: More operations performed, more planable care delivered
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