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Diagnosis Treatment Combination register - mental health care
Diagnose Behandeling Combinatie registratie geestelijke gezondheidszorg (DBC - GGZ)

Topic
Health and Performance
Relevance for this Topic
Country Netherlands
More Topics

Governance

Contact information

Department of Health and Health care
Statistics Netherlands
Henri Faasdreef 312
2492 JP Den Haag
Netherlands
Phone: Infoservice: 003188 570 70 70
Email: info(at)cbs.nl

Timeliness, transparency

Data has not been published yet.

Type of data


Registry

Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Registries


Access to data


Data cannot be downloaded directly.

Conditions of access


Statistics are in development; data source is not yet available through CBS.


Months


Anonymized microdata


SPSS (default)


Documentation is only available in Dutch.


Coverage


Data was collected in 2009 using an integral observation of the Dutch population. Data collection is ongoing and is scheduled to continue at some point in the future.


2009


Not applicable


Not applicable


Individuals receiving short-term (up to 1 year) curative mental health care covered by basic health insurance, within (psychiatric) hospitals, mental health care institutions and psychiatric/psychotherapy practices.


No age restrictions


Representative for the population receiving short-term curative mental health care covered by basic health insurance, within (psychiatric) hospitals, mental health care institutions and psychiatric/psychotherapy practices.


Detailed study of: Curative mental health care treatments.


Linkage


Linkage will be possible beginning in early 2014.


Data quality


Some mental health care providers do not supply, or supply less then 100% of their DBC's to the registry holder. In total, this covers about 5% of all DBC's.


No


Every year, there are small changes in the registration system, for which consistency corrections need to me made.


Applicability


Strengths: This registry gives a nearly complete overview of all diagnoses and treatments within the Dutch curative mental health care sector (excl. long-term care). Weaknesses: Even though it is mandatory to send all DBC's to the registry holder, not all mental health care providers do this.


  • The information about this dataset was compiled by the author:
  • Frank P. Pijpers
  • (see Partners)