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Register of Medicinal Product Statistics
Lægemiddelstatistikregistret

Topic
Health and Performance
Relevance for this Topic
Country Denmark
URL
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Governance

Contact information

Statens Serum Institut
The Danish State Serum Institute, SSI
Artillerivej 5
DK-2300 Copehangen S
Denmark
Phone: (+45)32683268
Fax: (+45)32683868
Email: serum(at)ssi.dk
Url: www.ssi.dk/.../...nal%20Products%20Statistics.aspx

Timeliness, transparency

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Type of data


Registry

Type of Study


Registry

Data gathering method

Registries


Access to data

Conditions of access


Researchers can gain access to the database through Statistics Denmark. SSI transfers data to Statistics Denmark once a year.


Permission to use the Danish Register of Medicinal Product Statistics has to be requested from the Danish Data Protection Agency. This will extend the application process by 1-2 months.


Anonymised microdata


SAS


Documentation is only available in Danish.


Coverage


The registry collects data annually and it covers all Danish citizens who have been prescribed medicine.


1995


Detailed Information on the entire Danish population’s purchase of prescription medicine. Around 30 items of information are registered at each sale, including personal id number of medicine user, product code, number of packets sold, etc.


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Registry covers all Danes who have been prescribed medicine.


Covers health


More information at www.ssi.dk/.../Laegemiddelstatistikregisteret.aspx


Linkage


Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System (ATC) Defined Daily Dose (DDD) Name of medicinal product


Data from the Register of Medicinal Product Statistics can be linked to other register data available at Statistics Denmark through an encrypted identification key.


Data quality


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Applicability


Strengths: This registry covers the entire Danish population over a long period of time and is very detailed. The data is reported monthly. Information is provided in English: www.ssi.dk/.../...nal%20Products%20Statistics.aspx


  • The information about this dataset was compiled by the author:
  • Chantal Nielsen
  • (see Partners)