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)

Health and Performance
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Country Netherlands
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Contact information

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

Timeliness, transparency

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

Type of data


Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method


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.


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.


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


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.


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)