7 January 2020
Prenumerera på information från Nationella Kvalitetsregister

National Quality Registry for Respiratory Failure

  • Registry Manager: Region Skåne
  • Registry Centre - affiliation: Uppsala Clinical Research Center (UCR)
  • Start year: 1987
  • Classifications used: Does not use any classification
  • This registry contains data on: Diagnoses, Interventions, Specialised Outpatient Care, PROM or other patient-reported health effects, Follow-up Data 12 months or later after the case is registered in the registry

Description of registry

The primary purpose of the registry is to quality-assure the prescription of technical respiratory assistance (oxygen, respirator, CPAP) for home use. An ancillary purpose is to create a base for research on the effects of the treatment.


The oxygen portion of the registry (LTOT – Long-Term Oxygen Therapy) covers all patients receiving oxygen therapy in the home for therapeutic or palliative indications. The respiratory portion of the registry covers all patients who receive treatment with respirators (including Bilevel PAP) in the home due to chronic respiratory failure. The CPAP portion covers patients who receive nightly CPAP to treat obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome.

Ages in the registry

All ages.

Total volume of registry

33,000 patients.

Volume over the past operating year

9000 new registrations.

Coverage rate

Oxygen: 100 percent of the country’s clinics, 90 percent coverage. Respirator: 95 percent of the country’s clinics (excluding paediatric clinics), 90 percent coverage. CPAP: 2/3 of the country’s population, 90 percent coverage for relevant clinics.

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: Lung diseases

Certification level: 1

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