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DATA PRESENTATION

The National Registry of Alcohol Treatment

DATABASE

Primary variables


Age at start of drinking alcohol

Information on previous alcoholism treatment

Reason for termination

Treatment

Introduction

The National Registry of Alcohol Treatment (NAB) contains data on individuals who are currently or have been assigned for treatment of alcoholism. NAB contains data captured on clients admitted to treatment for alcoholism so the register provides statistics on admissions.

NAB has gathered data since 1 January 2006. The centres to which the country's municipalities refer clients are required to report to the Statens Serum Institutee and this applies to public as well as private institutions for treating alcoholism. Data also comes from privately funded treatment for alcoholism although this is notified on a voluntary basis.

More details

Abbreviation
NAB
Type
Statistics
Purpose
Scientific Research

Collection Period

Collection Period
Coverage
Nationwide
Population
The population consists of individuals receiving treatment for alcoholism from their municipality, i.e. individuals in state-funded treatment for alcoholism. The register also includes individuals in privately funded treatment for alcoholism. The latter are only reported voluntarily so there is no certainty that the register includes all patients in privately funded treatment
Database Categories

Application requirements

Scientific Services at The Danish Health Data Authority

Scientific Services (Danish: Forskerservice) at The Danish Health Data Authority is a Joint port of access to pseudo anonymized data that the Danish Health Data Authority are responsible for. Scientific Services works to support health research in Denmark, by providing access to, as well as advising on use of the National Danish health data.

Via Scientific Service researchers can obtain access to these data, either in a safe environment on the Research Mashine (Danish: Forskermaskinen) or by ordering data extractions that are delivered directly to the researcher.

To apply for access to data, a list of requirements must be obtained. A Project description and an extension description must be attached, containing information about which registries, variables, population and period that are applied for. Furthermore, the Danish Data Protection Agency (Danish: Datatilsynet) must approve the research project, and the approval should be attached to the application. If the research project includes direct contact with humans or human biological material, The National Committee on Health Research Ethics must also approve the project.

Application process

  • Use Scientific Services (Danish: Forskerservice) as application portal
  • Initial case processing
  • Preliminary approval of the permissions
  • Bidding
  • Acceptance of data access
  • Programming
  • Data access via the Research Machine (Danish: Forskermaskinen)

 

Legislation

As a public authority and data processor The Danish Health Data Authority are subject to Danish laws for treatment of personal data, that should secure that the Danish health data are treated right. These legislations include The Act on Processing of Personal Data (Danish: Persondataloven) and The Danish Act of Health (Danish: Sundhedloven).

Contact information

Data owner
Danish Health Data Authority
Contact data owner
Ørestads Boulevard 5
2300 København S
Website - data owner
sundhedsdatastyrelsen.dk/da
Data administrator
Danish Health Data Authority
Contact data administrator
Claudia Ranneries
T: 32 68 51 28
E: clra@sundhedsdata.dk
Website - data administrator
sundhedsdatastyrelsen.dk/da/registre-og-services/om-de-nationale-sundhedsregistre/sygedomme-laegemidler-og-behandlinger/alkoholbehandlingsregisteret