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The Registry of Coercive Measures in Psychiatric Treatment


Primary variables

Abortion method

Admission /discharge

Civil status



Date for outpatient intervention

No. abortions

Pregnancy - length

Previous births


The Registry of Coercive Measures in Psychiatric Treatment (TIP) contains details of coercion used on patients admitted to psychiatric departments. At the heart of the register is data on specific coercive measures such as detention, compulsory treatment, strapping down and the use of physical force.

All data on the use of force on admission and hospitalization in a psychiatric department has been registered for every individual patient since 1 January 1999. In addition to data on coercive measures , the registry also contains details of name, CPR No., health and crimes.

TIPs data structure was changed as part of the switch from paper to electronic reporting, with internal data entry into the Danish Health Authority's Electronic Reporting System (SEI) being used in 2004. Since 2005, data has been registered in SEI electronically directly from psychiatric departments.

More details

Health monitoring
Scientific Research

Collection Period

Collection Period
The population in the register comprises patients admitted to psychiatric departments in Denmark (since and including 1999), including patients admitted to secure departments (since and including 2002) covered by one or more of the coercive measures permitted under the Danish Mental Health Act
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
Mikkel Wermer Steen
T: 3268 9134
Website - data administrator