A genome-wide association study of health care costs

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.

Analysing social network of the Netherlands

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.