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Table 1 Medical specialists in the Netherlands [21]

From: Part-time and full-time medical specialists, are there differences in allocation of time?

• Mutual dependency between hospitals and specialists:
   Medical specialist can not practice without the hospital
   Hospitals can not exist without medical specialists
• Separate payment for hospitals and specialist
• In 2000, 71% of the medical specialists are not in the employ of the hospital
• It is most common for medical specialists to be associated with only one hospital
• Facilities of the hospital are used for outpatient care; outpatient care is part of the hospital