National and regional coordination in times of scarcity

  • Funded by Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMW)
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Grant number: 1.043E+13

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Key facts

  • Disease

  • Start & end year

  • Known Financial Commitments (USD)

  • Funder

    Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMW)
  • Principle Investigator

  • Research Location

    Netherlands, Europe
  • Lead Research Institution

    University of Groningen
  • Research Category

    Health Systems Research

  • Research Subcategory

    Health leadership and governance

  • Special Interest Tags


  • Study Subject


  • Clinical Trial Details

    Not applicable

  • Broad Policy Alignment


  • Age Group

    Adults (18 and older)

  • Vulnerable Population

    Not applicable

  • Occupations of Interest



Project description The corona pandemic quickly led to a shortage of intensive care beds (IC beds) and a worldwide shortage of materials and equipment. National and regional coordination has been shaped under great pressure. Although this has succeeded in staying within the (highly scaled up) IC bed capacity, a lot has also gone wrong. Moreover, there is also increasing scarcity in health care outside the crisis. Both in times of crisis and beyond, scarcity can be offset by pooling the capacity and resources of several healthcare institutions. However, it is not easy to set up the necessary coordination effectively. This project examines how this coordination can best be designed. This is done on the basis of interviews with key stakeholders and by analyzing available data on the availability and utilization of capacity and resources.