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Accountability in healthcare in the Netherlands: A scoping review
  • Dennis Kerkvoorden,
  • Roelof Ettema,
  • Mirella Minkman
Dennis Kerkvoorden
Hogeschool Utrecht

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Roelof Ettema
Hogeschool Utrecht
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Mirella Minkman
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For better serving people's complex needs the subsequent movement to person-centered integrated care, requires inter-organizational cooperation and service provision by domain-overarching networks and alliances. In the development to these networks, it is relevant to explore which accountability approaches are appropriate for local inter-organizational healthcare governance. Therefore, in a scoping review we studied the current state of knowledge and practice of accountability in healthcare in the Netherlands. We found that two of the included 41 studies show characteristics of accountability towards healthcare with characteristics of integration care components, such as integration of services with accompanying accountability arrangements and development of networked accountability. The first studies are found in the literature which report on accountability in integrated care. With this we add to the international discussion about accountability as an aspect of integrated care governance, by providing insight into the current state of art of accountability in Dutch healthcare.
21 Nov 2022Submitted to International Journal of Health Planning and Management
08 Dec 2022Submission Checks Completed
08 Dec 2022Assigned to Editor
08 Dec 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
17 Dec 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
10 Feb 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
15 Feb 20231st Revision Received
20 Feb 2023Submission Checks Completed
20 Feb 2023Assigned to Editor
20 Feb 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
08 Mar 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
17 Apr 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
19 Apr 20232nd Revision Received
28 Apr 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
28 Apr 2023Submission Checks Completed
28 Apr 2023Assigned to Editor
05 May 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
15 Nov 2023Editorial Decision: Accept