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Medicines Registry


Primary variables


Delivery place

Doctor's choice re. substitution


Prescription issuer's Provider No.



Service date/time


The Medicines Registry (LSR) contains data on all the human and veterinary medicines bought and sold in Denmark in pharmacies and shops and also provided by a doctor or hospital. The Medicines Registry is unique globally since it is the only register on medicine usage covering a whole country's population over so many years.

The most registered variables are for prescription medicine dispensed by a pharmacy. There is limited data for OTC products. It should be noted that medicine prescribed when hospitalised is not recorded by CPR No., but by the department/ward and so it is not possible to follow the medicine pathway during hospitalisation.

More details

Health Monitoring
Scientific Resarch

Collection Period

Collection Period
The Medicines Registry holds data on individuals with CPR numbers who have purchased prescription medication from a pharmacy. Other medication sales are not personally attributable but are included in the registry
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)



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
Data administrator
Danish Health Data Authority
Contact data administrator
Medicinal products Statistics
T: 32 68 51 25
Website - data administrator