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In recent public policy history, few topics have been as politically pressing and divisive as the topic of how governments choose to ensure their citizen’s health.

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Date 7 March 2019
Time 18:00 - 20:00
Robert Steemers Whos in Town Ensuring Healthcare

The challenges they face largely fit into one of a few categories with the cost of care, the quality of care and waiting lists experienced being of primary importance. The Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB) forecasts a rise in healthcare costs from 13% of GDP at present to 31% by 2040. At some point in the not-too-distant future, quality care for all may become unaffordable. Strategy& argues the opposite is true: the cost of curative care could be cut by four to eight billion euros; not at the expense of quality, but rather by improving it. To illustrate this point, this lecture will debunk several Essential Myths in Healthcare by giving unique and practice-based evidence obtained from our longstanding work for many different actors in the Dutch healthcare sector.


Robert Steemers is a Manager of the European Healthcare practice of PwC/Strategy&. He has worked on projects for many different healthcare actors including hospitals of various sizes, mental health care institutions, elderly care homes and insurance companies as well as Dutch government entities. Robert will be joined by Strategy& colleagues and AUC alumni Jens Maluck ( Class of 2013), Mick Dirks (Class of 2013) and Victor van Dooren (Class of 2015).

Location: Common Room
Amsterdam University College
Science Park 113, 1098XG Amsterdam
Convenor:  Berend Jansen & Prof. Murray Pratt