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The National Database for Geriatrics


Primary variables

Activity - daily living





Civil status


De Morton Mobility Index

Dementia investigation

Fall investigation

Functional level


Geriatric Depression Scale


Mini-Mental State Examination

Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score

Mobility aid

Municipality of residence

No. falls


Senior Fitness Test

Sit up/down test

Tandem test


Vital status



The National Database for Geriatrics (GER) is a nationwide clinical database that contains records for patients admitted to the country's geriatric departments. GER is aimed at contributing to the development of quality for healthcare from interdisciplinary diagnosis and treatment of patients admitted to geriatric departments, also focusing especially on the joined-up use of resources and rehabilitation services so as to ensure coherent patient pathways and a high level of efficiency.

GER started out in the greater Copenhagen area in the former H:S Geriatrics database which originated as a local development project in 1998. GER was established in the summer of 2003. Data is reported electronically via the Clinical Measurement System (KMS) and cross-batched with the National Patient Register (LPR).

More details

Nationwide clinical quality database
Clinical quality

Collection Period

Collection Period
The population consists of patients aged over 50 admitted to geriatric departments or medical departments with geriatric capabilities
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)



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
The Capital Region of Denmark
Contact data owner
Kongens vænge 2
3400 Hillerød
Website - data owner
Data administrator
The Danish Clinical Registries (RKKP)
Contact data administrator
Thor Schmidt
T: 29 64 69 57
Website - data administrator