New Belgian HiT

The Belgian HiT profile (2010) presents the evolution of the health system since 2007, including detailed information on new policies. While no drastic reforms were undertaken, policy-makers have pursued the goals of improving access to good quality of care while making the system sustainable. Reforms to increase the accessibility include measures to reduce the out-of-pocket payments of more vulnerable populations; quality of care reforms included incentives to better integrate different levels of care and the establishment of information systems; several measures on pharmaceutical products have aimed to reduce costs for insurers and patients, while maintaining the quality of care.