8 August 2019

National Quality Register for Bipolar Affective Disorder (BipoläR)

  • Registry Manager: Region Västra Götaland
  • Registry Centre - affiliation: Registry Centre VGR
  • Start year: 2004
  • Classifications used: ICD10, DSM 4
  • This registry contains data on: Pharmaceuticals, Diagnoses, Interventions, Primary Care, Inpatient Care, Specialised Outpatient Care, Socio-economics, Risk Factors, Follow-up Data 12 months or later after last registration

Description of registry

BipoläR works for better follow-up and treatment of bipolar affective disorder. The objective of BipoläR is to create conditions for organisational development, evaluation and research on e.g. long-term effects of medication.


The registry is intended to include all patients with bipolar disorder who have made a visit to an outpatient care unit.

Ages in the registry

All ages.

Total volume of registry

Two types of registrations are done in the registry: new registrations and follow-ups. As of October 2015, there were a total of about 50,000 registrations in BipoläR.

Volume over the past operating year

In 2014, a total of 8,854 registrations were made in BipoläR.

Coverage rate

In 2014, 28% of the bipolar patients who visited a care unit were registered.

Note: Variable lists are updated on a regular basis and should therefore be seen as preliminary. For the latest version, please contact the registry.

Category: Psychiatry

Certification level: 3

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