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Who we are

General Information

The Dutch Research Center for Insurance Medicine (in Dutch: Kenniscentrum Verzekeringsgeneeskunde (KCVG)) is a joint initiative of the Department of Public & Occupational Health, Academic Medical Center (AMC, the former Coronel Institute of Occupational Health), the Department of Social Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), the Department of Public & Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center (VUmc), and the Social Medical Affairs Division (SMZ), Institute for Employee Benefits Schemes (UWV).

The purpose of KCVG is to promote the quality and scientific evidence regarding insurance medicine by developing and evaluating methods, guidelines, tools and interventions. In addition, together with the AMC, UMCG and VUmc, the aim is to include insurance medicine in the education of medical students, medical doctors in training to become insurance physicians and registered insurance physicians. Collaboration with other research institutes is pursued to achieve the widest possible participation in this research field.

Organizations Participating in the KCVG Research Program

  • Department of Public & Occupational Health, AMC, Amsterdam
  • Department of Social Medicine, UMCG, Groningen
  • Social Medical Affairs Division, UWV, Amsterdam
  • Department of Public & Occupational Health, VUmc, Amsterdam

The Research Program

The aim of the KCVG research program is:

  1. to develop scientifically based methods, guidelines and tools for insurance medicine, and;
  2. to determine the effectiveness of interventions.

Examples are evaluation methods for practice, methods to promote and monitor quality and “evidence-based medicine” for insurance physicians. These methods and guidelines can be used by insurance physicians in practice. The UVW has set up an academic workplace that provides manpower, experience and statistical data for KCVG. New projects can be submitted through the board.

Themes covered in the KCVG include:

  • Causes and consequences of health-related incapacity for work.
  • Prevention and reduction of health-related incapacity for work.
  • Consequences of new legislation on insurance medicine.

Purpose of the Website

The purpose of this website is to provide information about the activities and products of the Research Center for Insurance Medicine (KCVG) and its related subject areas, and to provide information about the persons involved.