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Danish Trauma Registry


Primary variables

Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS)



Blood pressure

Charlson comorbidity index

CT scan


Intubation/respirator treatment


No. multi trauma patients


Time/date of arrival

Trauma admission

Trauma service level


List of variables not avaliable for download


The Danish Trauma Register is a nationwide clinical quality database that contains information about treatment of trauma patients in Danish hospitals.

The purpose of the database is to ensure uniformly high quality in trauma treatment in Denmark so as to optimise survival and minimize the occurrence of long-term disability for patients admitted to Danish trauma centres after suffering potentially life and mobility-threatening trauma.

The database was established in 2015. The four highly specialised trauma centres in Denmark file reports to the database via the National Patient Register (LPR) and in time, the database will also cover trauma treatment at all acute hospitals in Denmark. The Danish Trauma Register includes data from the LPR and CPR registers.

The database is one of the three emergency clinical quality databases in the Joint Emergency Database which also comprises the Database for Emergency Hospital Contacts and the Pre-hospital Database.

More details

Nationwide clinical quality database
Clinical quality

Collection Period

Collection Period
The population comprises all patients with at least one trauma reception code (BWST1) in acute hospital treatment and a valid Danish CPR number
Database Categories

Application requirements

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 process

  • Apply via research access (Danish: forskeradgang), an online application system
  • Submit the protocol to The Danish Clinical Registries (RKKP)
  • RKKP registers the application
  • The application is forwarded to the relevant clinical database
  • Potential dialog about adjustment to the protocol
  • Approval and extradition of data (expected 6 months after application)



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.

Contact information

Data owner
Central Denmark Region
Contact data owner
Regionshuset Viborg
Skottenborg 26
8800 Viborg 
Website - data owner
Data administrator
The Danish Clinical Registries (RKKP)
Contact data administrator

Annette Weis
T: 21 69 62 67

Website - data administrator