Joint Programming Initiative

More Years, Better Lives

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

Netherlands information service for allied health care
Landelijke Informatievoorziening Paramedische Zorg (LiPZ)

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

Governance

Contact information

NIVEL
Otterstraat 118-124
3513 CR Utrecht
Netherlands
Phone: 003130 272 9771

Timeliness, transparency

Data that is collected on a monthly basis; yearly publication of annual data.

Type of data


Registry

Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Registries


Registries, based on EMD's


Access to data


Cannot be downloaded directly

Conditions of access


Official authorisation by Nivel and steering committee LiPZ is required.


Contact data administrator (see contact information)


Anonymised microdata


SPSS (default)


Scientific papers are published in English.


Coverage


Data were collected in 2001 - 2011 with a sample size of around 150 practitioners. Data collection is ongoing and is scheduled to continue at some point in the future.


2001


Not applicable


Not applicable


Patients in allied health care in the Netherlands


No age restrictions


Microdata are fairly representative of national paramedical care


Brief overview of: Allied health care: demographics, access, health issues, treatments, evaluations


Linkage


Data extractions are based on Vektis-standards


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


Data quality


Data are checked for validity and doubling


There have been changes to the scope of the information. In 2002, the registry was extended to include information about privately insured and non-claimable data flow. In 2006, self-employed dieticians were also added.


In the course of years, there have been small changes in the system, but the majority is consistent.


Applicability


Strengths: This registry involves data extraction from electronic patient registration and has a longitudinal design. Weaknesses: However, due to the longitudinal design, primarily general information is available.


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