Who uses the healthcare system and when? Obviously people use it when they get ill, but is everyone as likely to use it for the same conditions in the same way? In this study, researchers from VU Amsterdam examine whether there are specific characteristics which are associated with health care usage and that might explain differences in health outcomes in the population.
In this groundbreaking study, Statistics Netherlands linked the records of 16.9 million people, identifying their family, their neighbours, their schoolmates, and their colleagues. The resulting network allows researchers to understand how behaviour and inequalities spread across the population and where strong and weak ties exist between various groups in the population.
In this remarkable study by researchers at TU Delft, high resolution geo-spatial data are rendered for the whole of the Netherlands and identify the distribution of populations, poverty and deprivation at an unprecedented scale in order to better understand how our local neighbourhood shapes our own lives.