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The Public Health Insurance Register


Primary variables



Gross fees

Municipality of residence

National health group

No. services

Patient type

Provider No.

Provider type

Provider's county/region

Settlement period

Special codes for medical specialists


The Public Health Insurance Register elucidates the relationship between social issues and the public health insurance system. The statistics list the numbers of recipients and benefits and associated expenditure in the public health insurance system in a calendar year.

Whereas it was originally doctors who had agreements with the Health Insurance Negotiating Committee, a range of new providers such as psychologists and physiotherapists have made agreements over the years and are therefore included in the figures.

The statistics contain details of (family type, occupation, sector and income /housing issues), benefits, contact details and sums paid.

More details


Collection Period

Collection Period
The statistics list the numbers of recipients of benefits and associated expenditure in the public health insurance system in a calendar year
Database Categories

Application requirements

Scientific Services at Statistics Denmark

Statistics Denmark comprises register collections, including data from 1970 till today and therefore, present a very important research potential with almost endless opportunities. Research Services at Statistics Denmark help and advices about access to data, to exploit the potential of the data in compliance with the Danish legislations.

To obtain access to data from Statistics Denmark a list of demands must be obtained. The research project must be associated to a Danish public research unit. Furthermore, The Danish Data Protection Agency (Danish: Datatilsynet) must approve the research project if data are linked to data from other authorities or registers. The applicant is responsible for payment of all the cost associated to the process.

If data from Statistics Denmark are coordinated with data from the Danish Health Data Authority, the applicant should contact the Danish Health Data Authority and inform about contact person at Statics Denmark as well as the case number, project description, extension description and approval from the Danish Health Data Authority and/or The National Committee on Health Research Ethics.

Application process

  • Contact Scientific services (FSE) at Statistics Denmark
  • Attact a short project description
  • The research project is given a case number
  • In case of coordination of data, contact The Danish Health Data Authority
  • If the application is approved by The Danish Health Data Authority, the data is sent to Statistics Denmark



As a public authority and data processor Statistics Denmark 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
Statistics Denmark
Contact data owner
Sejrøgade 11
2100 København Ø
Website - data owner
Data administrator
Statistics Denmark
Contact data administrator
Bo Møller
T: 39 17 31 04
Website - data administrator