The overall increase of 12 per cent in the cost of healthcare in the Netherlands occurred during a period when the number of insured people increased by only 1.5 per cent. The vast majority (78 per cent) of the increase in costs is accounted for by hospitals. Photograph: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty Images.

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Dr Rhona Mahony, master of the National Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

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