Interview with the responsible manager for housing and buildings

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Main trends in health in the next 10 years

- System of hospitals will develop towards large hospitals/expertise centers (1 per approx 400,000 citizens), and smaller health care centers providing the basic care (home doctor, dentist, pharmacy, …). The locations of the small health care centers is in between the large hospitals
- Patients will have their own file with all medical information, accessible for all health care professionals
- Accessibility of hospitals will be crucial
- Other important factors like way of construction of hospitals, installations, hygiene: these will require more capital
- Possible change of power: now very much with the specialists, might change
- More women working in the hospitals
- Enhanced pressure on reducing costs and increasing efficiency