Room for improvement analysis: Peripheral Arterial Disease – Zinnige Zorg

This Room for Improvement Analysis describes the research and the resulting actions and agreements that focus on further improvements in care for people with Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). We have analysed the care pathway for patients with intermittent claudication (one stage of PAD) together with the umbrella organisations of patients, care givers and health care insurers, within the framework of the ‘Zinnige Zorg’ (Appropriate Care) programme of Zorginstituut Nederland, and the conclusion is that improvement is desirable. This resulted in the improvement actions and agreements named in this analysis.

Zinnige Zorg (Appropriate Care)

Zorginstituut Nederland’s motto 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 Zorginstituut assesses health care systematically. We assess whether diagnostics and (therapeutic) interventions are being deployed in a patient-oriented, effective and cost-effective manner. We do these analysis within the framework of the 'Zinnige Zorg' (Appropriate Care) programme of Zorginstituut Nederland.