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About the Norwegian Cardiovascular Disease Registry

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The Norwegian Cardiovascular Disease Registry is a registry of diseases of the heart and blood vessels. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health is the data controller for the registry.


Purpose

The Norwegian Cardiovascular Disease Registry will help to improve the quality of health care for people with cardiovascular disease. Information in the registry will be used for health surveillance, prevention, quality improvement and health research. It will also constitute a basis for management and planning of health services aimed at people with cardiovascular diseases, monitoring of new cases and the prevalence of these diseases in the population.

Organisation and responsibilities

The Norwegian Cardiovascular Disease Registry is a national person-identifiable health registry that does not require the consent of the registered individual. It was passed by the government in March 2010 and has its own regulations that became available in January 2012.