Zinnige Zorg room for improvement report - Chest pain (Suspected) Stable Angina Pectoris

The motto of the National Health Care Institute is "Taking care of good health care: no more and no less than necessary". Every citizen must be able to count on receiving good health care. No more and no less than is necessary, while also avoiding unnecessary costs.
As a public organisation, the National Health Care Institute assesses health care systematically. We assess whether diagnostics and (therapeutic) interventions are being deployed in a patient-oriented, effective and cost-effective manner.

Improvement Analysis

This Room for Improvement Analysis describes the research and the resulting actions and agreements that focus on further improvements in care for people with chest pain and a (suspected) problem with the coronary arteries (stable angina pectoris). We have analysed the care pathway together with the umbrella organisations of patients, care givers and health care insurers, within the framework of the ‘Zinnige Zorg’ (appropriate Care) programme of the National Health Care Institute, and the conclusion is that improvement is desirable. This resulted in the improvement actions and agreements named in this analysis.

This report is a summary of recommendations by the National Health Care Institute. The original text is in Dutch.