ELIAS: Support of the Dutch General Practitioner

  • H. P. Westerhof
  • W. M. Boon
  • P. V. M. Cromme
  • J. H. van Bemmel
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 30)


In the Netherlands about 6,100 general practitioners provide medical care for about 14 million people. These GPs decide whether to treat the patient themselves or to refer the patient to a specialist, an outpatient clinic or even a hospital (secondary health care). The average patient visits his or her GP 3.5 times a year and is referred to secondary care only 0.5 times a year (primary referral). Today the importance of medical care given by General Practitioners is widely accepted as is the importance of research in the area of primary care.


Medical Informatics Automatic Documentation North Holland Publishing Company Secondary Health Care National Health Fund 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. P. Westerhof
    • 1
  • W. M. Boon
    • 1
  • P. V. M. Cromme
    • 2
  • J. H. van Bemmel
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Medical InformaticsFree UniversityAmsterdamNetherlands
  2. 2.Dept. of General PracticeFree UniversityAmsterdamNetherlands

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