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The National Health Insurance Service Registry


Primary variables



Fees for service payable by National Health Service


Municipality of residence

Practice municipality

Practice region

Provider No.

Provider's specialism

Provision date

Residence - region

Type of service


The National Health Insurance Register (SSR) contains data on activities that are supported by the National Health Insurance system. SSR accordingly includes data on individual services undertaken in general practice, specialist doctors, dentists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, chiropodists, psychologists and data on other types of service supported by the Health Insurance System.

Data in the Health Insurance Register can be used to analyse how the population uses different healthcare services in individual specialisms and possibly for geographical differences in usage patterns. The register also makes it possible to get a better picture of patients' overall disease pathways by cross-batching for example with the National Patient Register (LPR) and Cause of Death Register.

The register contains data since 1 January 1990 and is updated every month by the Health Data Agency.

More details


Collection Period

Collection Period
The population includes all individuals who have received services in Denmark from and including 1990 from general practitioners, specialists, dentists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, chiropodists or psychologists with financial support from the public health service. However, children under 16 are only listed in the register with their own CPR number from and including 1996
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: 32 68 91 34

Website - data administrator