1 October 2019
Prenumerera på information från Nationella Kvalitetsregister

National Quality Registry for Forensic Psychiatry (RättspsyK)

  • Registry Manager: Region Västra Götaland
  • Registry Centre - affiliation: Registry Centre North, RCN
  • Start year: 2008
  • Classifications used: ICD10, ATC (pharmaceuticals), BRÅ
  • This registry contains data on: Pharmaceuticals, Diagnoses, Interventions, Primary Care Inpatient Care, Specialised Outpatient Care, PROM or other patient-reported health effects, Socio-economics, Risk Factors, Follow-up Data 12 months or later after the case is registered in the registry

Description of registry

The purpose of the National Quality Registry for Forensic Psychiatry (RättspsyK) is to provide data for improvements and clinical research in order to give the patients safe and reliable care. The registry contains both statistical data, such as the type of crime the patient committed that led to the court-ordered care, as well as variable data such as self-assessments of the patient, which are performed at least once a year.


All patients handed over by the courts to forensic psychiatric care are registered.

Ages in the registry

From the age of criminal responsibility.

Volume over the past operating year

In 2018 the registry monitored approximately 1 782 patients.

Coverage rate

According to the National Board of Health and Welfare, the coverage rate for patients was 86 percent in 2018. At the clinic level, the coverage rate is 100 percent.

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: 2

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