Joint Programming Initiative

More Years, Better Lives

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

BASIC file of Vektis C.V.
BASIC bestand van Vektis C.V.

Health and Performance
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Country Netherlands
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Contact information

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

Timeliness, transparency

Data is collected annually.

Type of data


Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method


Registries, based on data from health insurers

Access to data

Data cannot be downloaded directly.

Conditions of access

Access not yet arranged, but conditions will be: (1) Access fee (2) official authorization is required (CCS) (3) authorisation of register holder (CVZ) is required.


Anonymised microdata

SPSS (default)

Documentation is only available in Dutch.


Data was collected in 2009; data collection is ongoing and is scheduled to continue at some point in the future. It is nearly integral observation.


Not applicable

Not applicable

Almost entire Dutch population, excluding those not obliged to be insured via basic national health insurance.

No age restrictions

Representative for all Dutch inhabitants, insured via basic national health insurance.

Detailed study of: Expenditures on health services (within basic national health insurance).


Linkable to other person databases through anonymised personal number.

Data quality

Entry errors within a certain type of health insurers who act as middle-men.




Strengths: The registry has (near) completeness and is an official source for calculations for redistributing government subsidies among health insurers.

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