Routine health insurance data for scientific research: potential and limitations of the Agis Health Database.

@article{Smeets2011RoutineHI,
  title={Routine health insurance data for scientific research: potential and limitations of the Agis Health Database.},
  author={Hugo Smeets and Niek J de Wit and Arno Wilhelmus Hoes},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={64 4},
  pages={424-30}
}
OBJECTIVE Observational studies performed within routine health care databases have the advantage of their large size and, when the aim is to assess the effect of interventions, can offer a completion to randomized controlled trials with usually small samples from experimental situations. Institutional Health Insurance Databases (HIDs) are attractive for research because of their large size, their longitudinal perspective, and their practice-based information. As they are based on financial… CONTINUE READING