Evidence-based Insurance Medicine


A new field of applied research

Insurance medicine is a young field in applied research that interfaces with preventive, clinical, rehabilitative medicine, as well as public health. Research findings from interdisciplinary collaborations, both national and international, support decisions for individuals, populations, and systems. To this end, EbIM develops and evaluates new methods, tools, and interventions to be used in insurance medicine practice. It promotes the professionalization of insurance medicine through undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuous education activities. 

Our topics

  •      Quality in Medical Evaluations
  •      International Classification of Functioning
  •      New Approaches to Medical Evaluations
  •      Return to Work
  •      Theory and Practice of Evidence-based Insurance Medicine

Selected recent publications

Timm Rosburg, David Y. von Allmen, Helena Langewitz, Heidemarie Weber, Edward B. Bunker, Wolf Langewitz.  Patient-centeredness in psychiatric work disability evaluations and the reproducibility of work capacity estimates  Patient Education and Counseling  2024, Volume 119, 108093  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2023.108093

Ravinskaya M, Verbeek JH, Langendam M, Madan I, Verstappen SMM, Kunz R, Hulshof CTJ, Hoving JL; Delphi participants. Which outcomes should always be measured in intervention studies for improving work participation for people with a health problem? An international multistakeholder Delphi study to develop a core outcome set for Work participation (COS for Work). BMJ Open. 2023 Feb 15;13(2):e069174. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2022-069174

Ravinskaya M, Verbeek JH, Langendam M, Daams JG, Hulshof CTJ, Madan I, et al. Extensive variability of work participation outcomes measured in randomized controlled trials: a systematic review. J Clin Epidemiol. 2022;142:60-99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2021.10.013


Prof. Dr. Regina Kunz  - Unit head

Dr. Stéphanie Giezendanner  - Senior researcher

Viviane Amrein  -  Master's student

Simon Gürke  - Master's student

Rayco King  - Master's student

Lars Meierkord  - Master's student