A clinical quality database is a registry containing selected quantifiable indicators. Based on the individual patient’s disease period, the indicators can help assess part of or the overall quality of the efforts by the healthcare system and the subsequent results. The collected data are used to monitor the quality of treatment in order to regularly evaluate any options for improving the quality level.
Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, North is involved in running a number of nationwide clinical quality databases.
Prior to implementation, the clinical quality databases have to be registered in accordance with the act on personal data and be approved by the National Board of Health as a clinical quality database.
Databases that fulfil the abovementioned requirements are eligible for financial support from the Danish Regions’ database pool.
The databases produce an annual report containing an account of the indicators as well as clinical recommendations. All annual reports [in Danish] are accessible at sundhed.dk.