The Danish Database for Acute and Emergency Hospital Contacts (DAH) forms the basis for the first national quality monitoring system for acute patient pathways in Danish hospitals. Acute and emergency hospital processes are defined as the overall hospital pathway from the patient's first acute contact until discharge from hospital after a visit or hospitalisation.
The aim of DAH is to elucidate the quality of all acute and emergency patient pathways at Danish hospitals and the database includes acute patients admitted by the joint acute reception service (FAM) directly from a hospital ward or from small hospitals without a joint acute reception facility.
The database builds on data from the National Patient Register (LPR) and there are no other suitable sources of data to validate the entire cohort.
- Nationwide clinical quality database
- Clinical quality
- The population consists of all acute secondary sector contacts, i.e. patients admitted to a common acute department and patients admitted direct to a hospital ward
- Database Categories
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.
- 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.
- Data owner
- Central Denmark Region
- Contact data owner
- Regionshuset Viborg
- Website - data owner
- Data administrator
- The Danish Clinical Registries (RKKP)
- Contact data administrator
- Annette Weis
T: 21 69 62 67
- Website - data administrator