Joint Programming Initiative

More Years, Better Lives

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

CVZ Medicine and medical aid information project (GIP)
CVZ Genees- en hulpmiddelen Informatieproject (GIP)

Topic
Health and Performance
Relevance for this Topic
Country Netherlands
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Governance

Contact information

Health Care Insurance Board (CVZ)
Health Care Insurance Board (CVZ)
Eekholt 4
1112 XH Diemen
Netherlands
Phone: 003120 7978686

Timeliness, transparency

Data is collected on a monthly basis.

Type of data


Registry

Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Registries


Access to data


Cannot be downloaded directly

Conditions of access


Aggregated data is publicly available through "GIPdatabank" (www.gipdatabank.nl), ATC5-level


Contact data administrator (see contact information)


Anonymised microdata


SPSS (default)


Limited English documentation available


Coverage


Data was collected between 1994 and 2011, with sample size of 24 insurance companies (97% sample of insured people). Data collection is ongoing and is scheduled to continue at some point in the future.


1994


Not applicable


Not applicable


Dutch population with medicine/ medical aid use


No age restrictions


Representative for all insured people in the Netherlands


Detailed study of: Delivery and reimbursement of medicine and medical aid; type, costs, duration


Linkage


Use of atc/ddd-classificattion for medicine and iso999-classification voor medical aid


Linkage is legally not permitted.


Data quality


Data are checked for validity, completeness and consistency.


Concepts are consistent in time


Applicability


Strengths: The data source provides high coverage, detailed and high quality data. Weaknesses: The dataset does not provide information about indications or intramural delivery of medicine.


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