NIVEL Primary Care Database (NIVEL Zorgregistraties eerste lijn) uses routinely recorded data from health care providers to monitor health and utilisation of health services in a representative sample of the Dutch population.
What is the aim of NIVEL Primary Care Database?
The aim of NIVEL Primary Care Database is to do research on developments in health and the use of primary health services in the Netherlands.
NIVEL Primary Care Database answers questions like:
What kind of data does NIVEL Primary Care Database collect?
NIVEL Primary Care Database collects data that is routinely recorded in the health care provider’s electronic health record system. This includes data on health problems and treatment.
Who participates in NIVEL Primary Care Database?
These data are combined and supplemented with information about pharmaceutical care and secondary level care collected by other organisations.
Health care providers who participate in NIVEL Primary Care Database receive periodic feedback reports that enable comparison with their peers. For an example of the feedback report (in Dutch), see: www.nivel.nl/mijnpraktijk-demo.
NIVEL handles the data in accordance with the Dutch Data Protection Act.
The privacy protocol (in Dutch) can be downloaded at www.nivel.nl/zorgregistraties.
Steering committees with representatives from national associations of health care providers decide about the use of the data. The governance protocol (in Dutch) can be downloaded at www.nivel.nl/zorgregistraties.
Questions about NIVEL Primary Care Database?
If you have any questions about NIVEL Primary Care Database, you can contact the help desk via email@example.com, or + 31 (0)30 272 9814.