Buurtzorg and the MD
Buurtzorg views the physician as a main partner. Like a spider in the web of the entire healthcare field it is the doctor who is best situated to care for patients. However, often times there are major bottlenecks in primary care that impacts care and creates difficulties for the client, the nurses, and your physician. When we understand these difficulties, it becomes clear how Buurtzorg is a natural alternative solution!
1. Multiple and Varied Patient Issues
Clients with multiple chronic conditions likely means organizational fragmentation across multiple providers. This specialization significantly increases the time for consultation and coordination for the MD.
With the large size of health care organizations and the many different functions, the MD is often no longer able to be closely tuned in to who is performing cares or what expertise the relevant professionals posses. This context has made it more difficult to have an environment where professionals can collaborate and learn from each other.
3. Overload on GP organizational skills
As the large and complex national health care system is being modified and the baby boom looms, our MD’s have been overloaded with organizational demands and adapting to shifts in accountability. At the same time, the solutions offered by various care organizations often lead to the fragmentation mentioned above.
The solution: Buurtzorg Neighborhood Nursing!
Buurtzorg provides a number of services to general practitioners in order to improve consistency in care. We promote combining functions between our neighborhood care teams and physicians. This improves the quality of care, job satisfaction, and contributes to an effective organization of care. The physician has more influence on the way in which care is delivered at home when the distance from physician to client is one nurse who already knows the patient circumstances. The details and intentions are not lost in translation.