The Dutch Research Center for Insurance Medicine (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).
KCVG aims to promote quality and scientific evidence in insurance medicine by developing and evaluating methods, guidelines, tools and interventions. Together with AMC, UMCG and VUmc, another objective is to make insurance medicine part of the curriculum of medical students so that doctors-in-training can become registered insurance physicians. Collaboration with other research institutes is pursued to achieve the widest possible participation in this research field.
The KCVG research program aims:
Examples are evaluation methods to be used by insurance physicians in their practice, tools intended to promote and monitor quality, and guidelines for the use of evidence-based medicine. UVW has set up an academic work center that provides manpower, experience and statistical data for KCVG. New projects can be submitted to the board.
Themes covered in the KCVG include:
This website provides information about the activities and products of the Research Center for Insurance Medicine (KCVG) and its related subject areas, and about the persons involved.