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Health Insurance Statistics

These statistics focus on the consumption of health care services within the primary public health care sector . The statistics are based on annual extracts from LUNA, which is the IT system used by the regions to settle accounts for health services with the individual providers (e.g., physicians, dentists, etc.). The statistics have been compiled since 1986 but are comparable from 2006 onwards.

Statistical presentation

The statistics cover visits to general practitioners and healthcare providers under the national health insurance. The statistics include the number of contacts, the associated fees, and the number of recipients.

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Statistical processing

Data is received once a year from the Regions. It is assessed which services can be classified as contracts. Basic and practice cost fees are summed. For individuals with child identification, age and gender are imputed, and the person_id is set to unknown. Individuals with invalid CPR numbers are not included in the statistical tables. Corrections that cannot be associated with a registration in the respective year are deleted. Registrations where the variable SIKGRUP has the value 9 (Deceased) are deleted. Data is linked with background data from Statistics Denmark.

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The statistics are used by a wide range of users, including public institutions, researchers, private individuals, and journalists. These users utilize the statistics for various purposes, including public planning, research, and public debate.

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Accuracy and reliability

The registry has full coverage, and the data is of relatively high quality. Changes in agreements from year to year can make comparability over time challenging within relatively narrow areas. Danmarks Statistik manually categorizes services in the health insurance as contacts every year. This affects the calculation of the number of contacts and the number of individuals with contacts.

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Timeliness and punctuality

The statistics are published 5-6 months after the end of the year. The punctuality is high.

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Sundhedsdatastyrelsen produces statistics on general practice, specialist practice, and other practices on Delimitations and definitions of contacts (or the use of services instead of contacts) can result in statistics that may not appear directly comparable. Typically, any - often minor - differences could be explained by methodology and delimitation. The overall picture is clear

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Accessibility and clarity

Nyt fra Danmarks Statistik and Statbank Denmark

Annual publications (selected sections): Statistical Ten-Year Review.

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