The Swedish quality registers are world-leaders, contributing in real time to improving the quality of healthcare in Sweden.

UCR is the largest Registry Center in Sweden. We are a national Registry Center undertaking assignments on behalf of SALAR, the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions. Our primary task is to support and develop national and local quality registers, but we are also involved in research registers and registry-based randomized clinical studies.

Currently, the UCR Registry Center supports 20-plus national registers in various fields including several registers for a number of heart diseases; register for health and care; register for perioperative quality follow-up after surgery; and a register for dementia diseases.

The UCR Registry Center is a national and international leader encompassing high expertise and broad experience within its operations. The UCR Registry Center involves around 50 experts within the design and organization of registers, economics, techniques, legislation, statistics, analyses and scientific validation.
We comply strictly with all legislation and regulations and, similarly to our other services and processes, our data handling is subject to scrutiny by the Data Inspectorate.

The fact that the UCR Registry Center is closely linked to Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital inspires innovative work methods and rapid advances. The UCR Registry Center is always ready to assist with the development of new ideas.

History

The UCR Registry Center was established in 2001. At that time, Uppsala already had broad experience and knowledge on quality registers thanks to Professor Lars Wallentin, who for a decade had worked with Riks-HIA, the Swedish register for intensive cardiac care. The register became a national register in 1995.

The Millennium was a turning point for all quality registers; web technology developed radically, making it possible to enter data via the internet. Instead of each hospital having to save data to diskettes that were then sent to the register for coordination and compilation, data could now be sent to the register directly from the hospitals.

This development meant that the number of registers increased dramatically. Now, after several generations of technology development, they have become increasingly complex. 

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