Monthly Archives: September 2012

New article: professionals’ resistance to implement policies

Lars Tummers and I published an article in Health Policy on resistance from health professionals to implementing policies, based on a  survey among 1317 Dutch psychologists, psychotherapists and psychiatrists. These mental health professionals are not eager to work with Diagnosis Related Groups – an innovation aimed at classifying and costing their activities. This tool is increasingly being used to allocate funds in health systems. You can consult the article on the journal’s website: ‘Explaining health care professionals’ resistance to implement Diagnosis Related Groups: (No) benefits for society, patients and professionals‘.