The Danish Head Trauma Database (DHD) is an interdisciplinary, national clinical quality database which contains data about treatment and rehabilitation of children and adult patients severe traumatic brain injury during hospitalization and outpatient follow up.
DHD is aimed at monitoring and improving neural rehabilitation for patients with severe traumatic brain injury. Patients are treated at regional neurosurgical units (or similar abroad) and then admitted to highly specialised neuro-rehabilitation (HS rehabilitation) at the Regional Hospital Hammel Neurocenter (RHN) or at Copenhagen University Hospital, Clinic for Highly Specialised Neuro-rehabilitation/Traumatic Brain Injury (RNR).
- Nationwide clinical quality database
- Clinical quality
- The population covers all patients (children from age 1 and adults) admitted for highly specialised neuro rehabilitation following severe traumatic brain damage
- Database Categories
Prevention and rehabilitation
Accidents and cause of death
The Regional Clinical Quality Databases
Data about clinical quality are collected with the purpose of monitoring and raising the quality of patient treatment in the Danish health-care system. These data can, as well as all other public registers, be made accessible for research projects based on systematic protocols and approved according to the relevant legislations.
Applying for access to data from a regional clinical database requires a list of demands to be obtained. A project description should be attached containing a description of the project explaining the rationale, purpose, methods, budget, publication plan etc.
Furthermore, The Danish Data Protection Agency must approve the project.
- Application for data access is sent to the board of the database
- After approval the application is forwarded to the contact person of the database
- The contact person controls the application
- If the application is complete the applicant must accept the terms of extradition of data (a written acceptance is sent via e-mail to the contact person)
- The application is sent to data manager
- Approval and extradition of data
- within 30 days after data delivery the applicant must control the data extraction and afterwards it should be deleted
The Regional clinical quality databases subject to rules for treatment of personal data, that should secure high quality of patient treatment in Denmark. These legislations include The Act on Processing of Personal Data (Danish: Persondataloven) and The Danish Act of Health (Danish: Sundhedloven). These legislations ensure that data access is limited to relevant purposes.
- Data owner
- The Capital Region of Denmark
- Contact data owner
Kongens vænge 2
- Website - data owner
- Data administrator
- The Danish Clinical Registries (RKKP)
- Contact data administrator
T: 21 68 75 83
- Website - data administrator