Danish Center for Clinical Health Services Research

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Danish Center for Clinical Health Services Research (DACS) is a multidisciplinary research center, which conducts research on how to improve quality of healthcare.

The research is focused on answering the following questions:

  • How can the quality of healthcare be improved most effectively?
  • Is there unwarranted variation/disparities in quality of care? What are the implications for the patients and the healthcare system and how can the variation/disparities be eliminated?
  • Which clinical interventions are most effective and for which patients?

DACS was established on 1st January 2018 as a joint venture between the Faculty of Health, Aalborg University and Region North Denmark, represented by Aalborg University Hospital and Psychiatry in Region North Denmark.

Learn more about DACS here: www.dacs.aau.dk

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    Research Output

    Advanced maternal age and risk of adverse perinatal outcome among women with congenital heart disease: A nationwide register-based cohort study

    Kloster, S., Andersen, A-M. N., Johnsen, S. P., Nielsen, D. G., Ersbøll, A. K. & Tolstrup, J. S., Mar 2020, In : Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology (Print). 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  • A multicentre, randomised, sham-controlled trial on REmote iSchemic conditioning In patients with acute STroke (RESIST) – Rationale and study design

    Blauenfeldt, R. A., Hjort, N., Gude, M. F., Behrndtz, A. B., Fisher, M., Valentin, J. B., Kirkegaard, H., Johnsen, S. P., Hess, D. C. & Andersen, G., Mar 2020, In : European Stroke Journal. 5, 1, p. 94–101 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Association of CHA2 DS2 -VASc Score with Stroke, Thromboembolism, and Death in Hip Fracture Patients

    Hjelholt, T. J., Johnsen, S. P., Brynningsen, P. K. & Pedersen, A. B., Aug 2020, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 68, 8, p. 1698-1705 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  • Activities

    • 1 Conference organisation or participation
    • 1 Peer review of manuscripts
    • 1 Journal editor
    • 1 Conference presentations

    Årsmøde Dansk Selskab for Akutmedicin

    Julie Mackenhauer (Participant)


    Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

    Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine (Journal)

    Julie Mackenhauer (Peer reviewer)


    Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

    Engaging physicians in leading quality improvement in a brand-new hospital

    Julie Mackenhauer (Lecturer)


    Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations