Cohort profile: the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam.

  title={Cohort profile: the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam.},
  author={Martijn Huisman and Jan L Poppelaars and Marleen H. L. van der Horst and Aartjan T F Beekman and Johannes Brug and Theo G. van Tilburg and Dorly J H Deeg},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  volume={40 4},
The Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam (LASA) was initiated by the Dutch Ministry of Welfare, Health and Culture (currently Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports). By the end of the 1980s, ministry officials recognized that ageing would be a major demographic driving force, shaping the need for health care in the Dutch population in the near future. Therefore, they became increasingly interested in the process of ageing and ageing-related determinants of health-care use, and wanted to develop… CONTINUE READING

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