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DATA PRESENTATION

Danish Knee Arthroplasty register

DATABASE

Primary variables


Anaesthesia

Antibiotics

Anticoagulants

AP instability

Bone transplant

Complications

CPR No.

Date of death

Fixation method

Functional level

Height

ICD10 diagnosis code

Knee score

ML instability

Operation - data

Operation - side

Pain

Primary diagnosis

Prosthesis - status

Range of Motion (ROM)

Thrombosis prophylaxis

Introduction

The Danish Knee Arthroplasty Register (DKR) is a national clinical quality database which fx covers side of operation, revision arthroplasty, previous operation on the same knee, functional level, knee score, femur/tibia/patella component, fixing method and type of cement.

One of the main aims of DKR is to identify predictors for the outcomes of knee prosthesis operations so as to improve the treatment to patients and reduce the number of complications and revisions.

DKR was sstablished in 1997. The population is all primary knee arthroplasty and revisions and follow-up examinations at one of the six orthopaedic departments in Denmark undertaking this type of operation, including private hospitals. Data from reporting departments is entered via KMS (Clinical Measurement System) and cross-batched with the National Patient Register (LPR).

More details

Abbreviation
DKR
Type
Nationwide clinical quality database
Purpose
Clinical quality

Collection Period

Collection Period
Coverage
Nationwide
Population
The population consists of all patients who have had primary total or partial knee arthroplasty or who have had revision arthroplasty
Database Categories

Application requirements

The Regional Clinical Quality Databases

Data about clinical quality are collected with the purpose of monitoring and raising the quality of patient treatment in the Danish health-care system. These data can, as well as all other public registers, be made accessible for research projects based on systematic protocols and approved according to the relevant legislations.

Applying for access to data from a regional clinical database requires a list of demands to be obtained. A project description should be attached containing a description of the project explaining the rationale, purpose, methods, budget, publication plan etc.

Furthermore, The Danish Data Protection Agency must approve the project.

Application process

  • Apply via research access (Danish: forskeradgang), an online application system
  • Submit the protocol to The Danish Clinical Registries (RKKP)
  • RKKP registers the application
  • The application is forwarded to the relevant clinical database
  • Potential dialog about adjustment to the protocol
  • Approval and extradition of data (expected 6 months after application)

 

Legislation

The Regional clinical quality databases subject to rules for treatment of personal data, that should secure high quality of patient treatment in Denmark. These legislations include The Act on Processing of Personal Data (Danish: Persondataloven) and The Danish Act of Health (Danish: Sundhedloven). These legislations ensure that data access is limited to relevant purposes.

Contact information

Data owner
The Capital Region of Denmark
Contact data owner
Regionsgården 
Kongens vænge 2
3400 Hillerød
Website - data owner
bit.ly/regionh-english
Data administrator
The Danish Clinical Registries (RKKP)
Contact data administrator
Anne Haagen Hjelm
T: 21 68 68 35
E: ANNHJE@rkkp.dk
Website - data administrator
bit.ly/dansk-knæalloplastik-register