Joint Programming Initiative

More Years, Better Lives

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

Achmea (Agis) Health database (AHD)
Achmea (Agis) Health database (AHD)

Health and Performance
Relevance for this Topic
Country Netherlands
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Contact information

Achmea (Agis) Zorgverzekeringen
Achmea (Agis) Zorgverzekeringen
Van Asch van Wijckstraat 55
3811 LP Amersfoort
Phone: 003133 445 6630
Email: h.smeets(at)

Timeliness, transparency

Continuous dataflow.

Type of data


Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Cross-section, regular, also fit for longitudinal analysis

Data gathering method


Registries; epidemiological database

Access to data

Cannot be downloaded directly

Conditions of access

Official request for scientific research is required.

Contact data administrator (see contact information)

Anonymised microdata

SPSS (default), SAS, text (possibly more)

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Data was collected between 2000 and 2012 with a sample of 25 per cent of the Dutch population. Data collection is ongoing and is scheduled to continue at some point in the future.


Not applicable

Observation in three core areas: west, east and central Netherlands.

Dutch population with health insurance

No age restrictions

Representative for Dutch population with health insurance.

Brief overview of: Care use of insured people; all intra- and extramural medical and paramedical care, including psychiatric care


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Data quality

In 2006, a new data source was added and DBC ('diagnosis treatment combination') was introduced in hospitals. In 2008, GGZ-data (mental health care) was introduced and in 2012, DOT (trajectory for new declaration system) was introduced.


Strengths: The dataset is a multidimensional database.

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