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November 30, 2018

The effect of reinsuring a deductible on pharmaceutical spending: A Dutch case study on low-income people


The basic health insurance in the Netherlands includes a mandatory deductible of currently 385 euros per adult per year. Several municipalities offer a group contract for low-income people in which the deductible is reinsured, meaning that out-of-pocket spending under the deductible is covered by supplementary insurance. This study examines to what extent such reinsurance leads to higher pharmaceutical spending.

November 3, 2017

Co-payments in long-term home care: do they affect the use of care?


We study the effect of a policy change in co-payments on the use of long-term home care in The Netherlands. The change increased co-payments for persons with considerable household financial assets. For identification we apply a difference-in-difference analysis with matched treatment and control groups.

June 13, 2016

Op eigen benen? Samenhang van jeugdzorg met het gebruik van WMO-zorg en inkomensondersteuning vanaf het achttiende levensjaar

Publication (in Dutch only)

Jongeren uit jeugdzorg vragen op latere leeftijd vaak uitkering aan.

October 22, 2015

Keuzeruimte in de langdurige zorg

Publication (in Dutch only)

Veranderingen in het samenspel van zorgpartijen en cliënten.