The Belgian hospital landscape
An interactive map
To be able to articulate complex ideas or data into a single and simple visual representation is a welcomed skill in professional life.
Since it breaks down a complex system into more seizable elements, a visual representation is key to prompt discussion or debate and to facilitate decision-making.
All the more so, when it is an interactive screenshot!
At Deloitte, we have extensive know-how in making complex ideas and data more accessible and simple. To demonstrate this capacity, we have decided to build an interactive map on the Belgian hospital landscape (click on the thumbnail).
Today, there are 209 hospitals in Belgium, which may either be: general, university, with university characteristics, psychiatric, or specialized hospitals. Since the Belgian population is not uniformly spread out across the three geographic regions (Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels-Capital), the same pattern can be observed in the geographic distribution of hospitals and in the number of hospital beds.
The interactive map shows the various geographic levels (region, province), hospital types and number of beds into a single visual document – embedded in a PDF file and indirectly linked to an Excel database. Plenty of information is therefore available to you in a few clicks! We hope you will enjoy the demonstration of this tool, which we believe is a powerful managerial tool.
Besides this simple illustration, this tool may be also be used to make complex cost-effectiveness models simple (for example, for use to the market access or sales departments of a pharmaceutical company to demonstrate the value of a new drug to physicians, with built-in interactive sensitivity analysis “play buttons”) or to summarise financial or budget data and help decision-making on corporate strategy and forecasts.
We are at your disposal to answer any question you may have.