About us

What is insurance medicine?

Insurance medicine covers medical assessments and interventions for all types of insurance schemes that involve health aspects, e.g. sickness allowance or disability pension for health-related incapacity to work, morbidity caused by accidents, application for life and health insurance.

Picture from the Cochrane Insurance Medicine Virtual Colloquium on 27.03.2020.

Our core tasks are

  • Certifying sick leave
  • Evaluating long-term disability for work
  • Promoting return-to-work
  • Promoting participation of disabled people in society
  • Assessing causality in impairments (e.g. accident)
  • Assessing health risks of people applying for insurance coverage (health care; work capacity; life)

Supported by

Cochrane Insurance Medicine is made possible through contributions by researchers, their respective academic institutions and sponsors including EbIM Research & Education, Dept. Clinical Research of the University of Basel Hospital, Switzerland; Research Center for Insurance Medicine (KCVG) supported by the Dutch Employee Insurance Agency (UWV), the Dutch Academic Center for Insurance Medicine (DACIM), the Netherlands; McMaster University, Canada; Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.

National and international social and private insurers, professional organizations and work related institutions support this initiative.