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Luxembourg Data Source

Administrative data from the IGSS comes from different sources, grouped in the IGSS. The data contains information on all insured on both health data through health care consumption, but also on their socio-economic conditions. Also contains extensive information on hospitalizations, deaths and producers care.

Governance

General Inspectorate of Social Security (IGSS) (http://www.mss.public.lu/acteurs/igss/index.html)

Access to database

Available for use within the custodial organization

Coverage

Any person having a gainful occupation in Luxembourg, their spouse or partner, and legitimate children

Linkage

Technically, it is possible to link with other data sources (e.g. PSELL) but it was never done

Data quality

 

Strengths and weakness

Strengths: administrative data reliable and complete, covering the entire resident population of Luxembourg, as well as non-residents working in Luxembourg

Weakness: Not accessible to persons outside the custodial organization

 

The PSELL3 is the Luxembourgish part of EU-SILC. The EU-SILC survey (European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions) is an instrument aiming at collecting timely and comparable cross-sectional and longitudinal multidimensional micro-data on income, poverty, social exclusion and living conditions. The survey contains a section on "health". Specifically, EU-SILC has information on self perception, the presence of chronic diseases, the activity limitations due to health problems, forgoing medical and dental care and reasons for the denial. For some years, PSELL3 have included additional questions to the questionnaire for EU-SILC. However, these additional questions are only available for internal use in the custodial organization.

Governance

CEPS/INSTEAD – STATEC (www.ceps.lu - www.statistiques.public.lu)

Access to database Available for use within the custodial organization
Coverage

Representative sample of all residents of Luxembourg since 2003

Linkage

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Data quality

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Strengths and weakness

Strengths: the possibility to use the data for longitudinal research projects

Weakness: Not accessible to persons outside the custodial organization, there is no possibility to link with other sources of data