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Database for the reporting of injectable herion and methadone


Primary variables

Drug addiction

High risk behaviours

Presence of addiction-related mental and physical conditions

Self-reported health status

Social disaffection and criminality


List of variables not avaliable for download


Database for indberetning af injicerbar herion og metadon (Database for the reporting of injectable herion and methadone) holds data relating to issues of addiction, high risk behaviours, the occurrence of addiction-related physical and mental disease, self-assessed health reporting and the issues of social deprivation and criminality.

In accordance with the Danish Health Authority's Guidance No. 9507 of 17 Sptember 2013, all treatment with injectable diacetyl morphine must be reported to the database. This is to be done on initiating treatment and every six months thereafter.

The data can be included in a patient's medical record which can then form the basis for ongoing assessment of treatment. Reporting generates automatic scores on the basis of the entered data.

More details

Health monitoring
Administration, Evaluation

Collection Period

Collection Period
The population comprises citizens who have started treatment with injectable diacetylmorphine (heroin)
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

  • 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.

Contact information

Data owner
Danish Health Data Authority
Contact data owner
Ørestads Boulevard 5
2300 København S
Website - data owner
Data administrator
Danish Health Data Authority
Contact data administrator
Claudia Ranneries
T: 32 68 51 28
Website - data administrator