In Reply We thank Wierdsma and Mulder for their comments on our article,1 which investigated the effects of a 2012 increase in cost sharing for specialist mental health care in the Netherlands. Our article shows that after the increase in cost sharing, there was a sharp decline in treatment records opened for regular care and a sharp increase in records opened for acute care and for involuntary commitment (rising from 1092 records in 2011 to 2156 in 2012).1
Ravesteijn B, Beekman A, Janssen R. Cost Sharing Does Not Lead to an Overall Increase of Involuntary Commitments in the Netherlands—Reply. JAMA Psychiatry. 2018;75(2):213–214. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.3274
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