A genome-wide association study of health care costs

Eveline de Zeeuw, Michel Nivard, Dorret Boomsma (VU Amsterdam)

This pilot is a follow-up to the ODISSEI Secure Supercomputer (OSSC) proof of concept, which was completed in the summer of 2018. The results of this pilot are expected early 2019.

This case study looks at the underlying causes of differences in the amount of care that people need. Are increased healthcare costs a consequence of certain physical and psychological characteristics or of personal and cognitive characteristics? Or is there another explanation found in previous research? In this project, one of the biggest challenges is linking data from the Netherlands Twin Register (NTR) to CBS data.

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