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Update 2021 - Equity

An add-on on Equity has been published on December 2020. The full report is available on the KCE website: Health System Performance Assessment - How equitable is the Belgian health system?

Update December 2020

The following 6 indicators were updated:

  • A-4 Self-reported unmet needs for medical examination due to financial reasons in Belgium (% of individuals included in the survey);
  • A-9 Waiting time of more than two weeks for a visit with a specialist;
  • QP-1 Physician spending enough time with patients during the consultation (% of respondents);
  • QP-2 Physician providing easy-to-understand explanation (% of respondents);
  • QP-3 Physician giving opportunity to ask questions or raise concerns (% of respondents) ;
  • QP-4 Physician involving patients in decisions about care and/or treatments (% of respondents).

2020 Update

A new indicator on "Geographical accessibility of maternity services (A-16)" is published; the indicator "Patient-to-nurse ratio (A-8)" is also updated.