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Value Driven Regulation of Health & Care Quality in the Netherlands – 7 March 2024

Delivered and presented by:  Professor Ian Leistikow

Role and organisation

  • Adviser at the Dutch Health & Youth Care Inspectorate
  • Professor at Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands


Challenges that health & care faces, translate to challenges for the regulatory authorities. Classic regulatory strategies aimed at compliance increasingly fall short in contributing to quality of (health)care. In this webinar Ian will use the model of ‘value driven regulation’ to show how the Dutch Inspectorate strives to keep up with the dynamics of the sectors it regulates, by keeping its eye on creating societal value. Ian will also give an overview of the broad range of scientific research projects within the Inspectorate aimed at improving the positive impact of its regulation.

NB The Dutch Inspectorate regulates/oversees all Dutch professionals and providers of healthcare, (long-term) care, youth care, pharmaceutical products and medical technology.


Ian Leistikow is inspector/advisor at the Dutch Health & Youth Care Inspectorate and professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam where he conducts and supervises research into ‘governmental regulation of health and care quality’. He is a non-practicing physician. In 2011 Ian became member of the Program Advisory Committee of the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare (BMJ/IHI). Ian is board member of SINC, an international collaboration of European health and care regulators. Ian teaches and publishes about patient safety and the role of regulation. In 2017 CRC Press published his book “Prevention is better than cure”, on learning from adverse events in healthcare.

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