Joint Programming Initiative

More Years, Better Lives

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

Netherlands information network of primary care
Landelijk Informatienetwerk Huisartsen (LINH)

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 is collected annually.

Type of data


Registry

Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Registries


Registries, based on GP-files


Access to data


Data cannot be downloaded directly.

Conditions of access


Access to data requires: (1) Access fee (2) Official authorisation (CCS); (3) Authorisation of register holder is required.


Months


Anonymised microdata


SPSS (default)


Documentation is only available in Dutch.


Coverage


Data regarding diagnoses was first collected between 2002 and 2010; data regarding contacts was first collected between 2006 and 2010. The sample size used was 84 practices and around 350,000 individuals. For both cases, data collection is ongoing and is scheduled to continue at some point in the future (data collected in 2011 should be released in May/June 2013).


2002


Not applicable


Not applicable


Patients of GP-practices. (nearly whole population)


No age restrictions


Representative for patients of GP-practices.


Detailed study of: General Practitioner (GP) visits, frequency, diagnosis, prescriptions, referrals.


Linkage


Limited linkage key: about 85% of patients can be linked


Data quality


Consistent time series


Applicability


Strengths: Registry provides information on a patient level. Weaknesses: The database is, however, not integral.


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