Public Health Database at the Department of Public Health and the Research Unit for General Practice

The Public Health Database is a link between various registers at Statistics Denmark and the Danish Health Data Authority and includes information about all persons in Denmark since 1980. It is a common infrastructure at the institute that provides the basis for a large number of register studies on the health of the population, determinants and consequences of diseases.

The database makes it possible to study both frequent and rare health conditions, as well as to study the health status of the entire population and in specific subgroups.

The database is located on its own server on Statistics Denmark and is administered in collaboration with local data managers at the Department of Social Medicine and the Research Unit for General Practice.

A steering committee coordinates the database's research activities and has overall responsibility for the operation of the database, ensure that the database is utilized in accordance with its overall purpose, support the necessary resources for operating and updating the database and ensuring that new projects contribute to the database's economy.

A secretariat takes care of daily operations, documentation, coordination, record-keeping, planning and holding of the steering committee meetings.