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DATA PRESENTATION

The Danish Database for Acute and Emergency Hospital Contacts

DATABASE

Primary variables


Acute pathway - length

Admission/discharge

Age

Charlson comorbidity index

Civil status

Comorbidity

Contact - reason

Coronary angiography (KAG)

CPR No.

Date of birth

Diagnosis

FAM patient

Gender

Municipality of residence

Patient type

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)

Referral

Residence - region

Vital status

Wrist fracture

Introduction

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.

More details

Abbreviation
DAH
Type
Nationwide clinical quality database
Purpose
Clinical quality

Collection Period

Collection Period
Coverage
Nationwide
Population
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

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)

 

Legislation

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
www.rm.dk/om-os/english
Data administrator
The Danish Clinical Registries (RKKP)
Contact data administrator
Annette Weis
T: 21 69 62 67
E: ANEWEI@rkkp.dk
Website - data administrator
www.rkkp.dk/om-rkkp/de-kliniske-kvalitetsdatabaser/databasen-for-akutte-hospitalskontakter