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Lifestyle and excess mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic

Excess mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic is higher among individuals with an unhealthy lifestyle. Half of the Dutch population is overweight, and within this group between 70 and 98 percent of excess mortality occurs.

2023-96B

Report

Determinants of hospital choice

Proximity is the most important determinant of hospital choice for patients. Quality matters too, but patients travel at most a few minutes extra for a better hospital. Health insures cannot expect a large impact from value based contracting on the number of patients.

2021-113

Report

Foreign seasonal workers and risk adjustment for health insurers

The compensation that health insurers receive for foreign seasonal workers is too high, whereas the compensation for others who live abroad is too low. The difference is about five hundred euros per year. Risk adjustment between insurers may improve substantially by taking foreign seasonal worker status into account. In 2022, the risk adjustment model will be adjusted in this respect.

2021-109, 2022-01

Report

Availability of alcohol

Curbing the availability of alcohol may reduce alcohol consumption and alcohol-related damage. For a number of policy options explored in this report, proponents outnumber opponents. Most opponents are moderate drinkers, who do not belong to the target group of the Dutch National Prevention Agreement.

2020-90

Report

Highly educated people of 35-44 years old in the risk equalization

Health insurers are overcompensated for highly educated people between 35 and 44 years old.

2016-99

Report

The Competition Act in primary health care

Does the Competition Act (Mededingingswet) limit the collaboration between primary health care providers? If so, does it concern actual obstacles or is it the result of uncertainties amongst primary health care providers about the Competition Act?

2016-65

Report

Wmo Veenendaal

Do higher personal contributions result in the avoidance of Wmo care in the Municipality of Veenendaal? This study shows the extent and consequences of care avoidance.

2016-61

Report

Costs and benefits of a new approach to domestic violence and child abuse

A preliminary study on the possibilities of a social cost-benefit analysis.

2016-35

Report

WOR 782 Foreign seasonal workers

Insurers are overcompensated for non-residents as part of the risk equalization. In 2013, the overcompensation amounted to € 75 to € 667 per insured year.

2016-31

Report

Costs of smoking

Smoking costs the Netherlands 21 to 43 billion euros per year. This is the outcome of a study commissioned by Stichting Eindspel Tabak, an initiative of a several directors and professionals in the healthcare sector.

2015-53