The Dutch Research Center for Insurance Medicine (KCVG) aims to promote the quality and scientific support of insurance medicine by developing and evaluating methods, guidelines, tools and interventions. Academization in the field of insurance medicine bridges the gap between science and practice.
Insurance physicians conducting disability assessments at the Dutch Institute for Employee Benefits Schemes combine their practical work with scientific research as junior or senior researchers at KCVG. This is the ideal way to connect science and practice. KCVG is involved in the entire process of learning, innovation and knowledge valorization.
We feel that people with health problems should be given the opportunity to participate in the workforce. Why is this so important? Because work contributes to health, wellbeing and quality of life, and can represent a positive contribution to society. Our objective is to help people with health problems make the best possible use of their potential to work.
We use targeted and applied research in both long-term and short-term research projects, conducted by and with professionals in the field of insurance medicine. We pick up on practical issues at academic work centers, and implement and valorize our knowledge. We also contribute to education in the field of insurance medicine and collaborate with other knowledge institutions.
We develop interventions, guidelines, questionnaires, instruments, protocols and educational programs, and publish scientific articles. Click on the research button for a link to an overview of the research projects, publications and completed doctoral dissertations.
Research Center for Insurance Medicine: collaboration between Amsterdam UMC - UMCG - UWV