Danish Registries

Overview of Danish Registry Reviews

With the Overview of Danish Registry Reviews, the Danish Society for Pharmacoepidemiology aims to provide a recommendation on which reviews that most accurately describe the main Danish registries and their use for pharmacoepidemiological research.

Most Danish registries have previously been reviewed. However, reviews may become outdated with time for several reasons. Thus, the registries or the methods for which they can be used in research are often improved over time. The application procedures may also change. Finally, validation of the registry data with new information about the quality of the data may also justify updates of existing reviews.

There is therefore a consistent need to stay updated on which reviews that best describe each registry. To facilitate this information to individual researcher and to create a common platform where researcher easily can check if new reviews have been published, the Society have made the overview below.

Comments or suggestions for updates are welcome and can be mailed to morten.schmidt@clin.au.dk.

Morten Schmidt, MD, PhD


Overview of the timeline for the initiation Danish registries (Clin Epidemiol 2015;7:449–90)



The Danish National Prescription Registry / Den National Receptdatabase

The Danish National Database of Reimbursed Prescriptions

Aarhus University Prescription Database / Aarhus Universitets Receptdatabase

Medstat.dk, Kvartalstal medicin, Kvartalstal medicin / The Danish online Drug use statitics

The Civil Registration System / CPR-registret

The Danish National Patient Registry / Landspatientregistret

The Danish Psychiatric Central Research Register / Det Centrale psykiatriregister

The Danish Register of Causes of Death / Dødsårsagsregistret

Income Statistics Register / Indkomstregistret

The clinical laboratory information system / Laboratoriedatabasen

Danish education registers / Uddannelsesregistre

The Building and Housing Register

Income Statistics Register / Indkomstregistret


The Danish Cancer Registry / Cancerregistret

The Western Denmark Heart Registry / Vestdansk Hjertedatabase

Western Denmark Cardiac Computed Tomography Registry / Vestdansk hjerte-CT database

Medical Birth Registry / Det Medicinske Fødselsregister

Odense Pharmacoepidemiolocial Database (OPED)



To be added….

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