National Swedish Quality Register for Transgender Health

Background

Transgender healthcare in Sweden is publicly funded and paid for over the tax bill. It is provided on the same basis as any other necessary healthcare. It is organized in six regional gender teams. Alingsas-Goteborg,... [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

The presentation will describe a National Quality Register for Transgender Healthcare starting up in 2017. The aims of the transgender quality register is to promote equality and pave the way for a qualitative future care as... [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

In 2013 Lennart Fallberg, the director of the Alingsas team, initiated the development of an interdisciplinary National Quality Register. Clinicians from all over Sweden formed a Steering Committee. The patient perspective was... [ view full abstract ]

Methods

The Quality Register is made up of designed questionnaires for each discipline, as well as validated questionnaires for health related Quality of Life (RAND-36 the Swedish version of SF-36), over all Life satisfaction (LISAT)... [ view full abstract ]

Results

With about a 1000 new referrals in 2016, it’s reasonable to believe that, with a good coverage, the Quality Register will render a powerful set of data. The results can encourage both learning improvement and further... [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

In 2017 the six gender teams in Sweden will begin to record data in a National Quality Register. Patient reported outcome and experience measures, structural and process measures as well as descriptive data of the patient... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Ulrika Beckman (Sodra Alvsborgs Hospital), Maria Sundin (The Swedish Federation for LGBTQ Rights (RFSL)), Lennart Fällberg (Sodra Alvsborgs Hospital), Inger Bryman (Sahlgrenska University Hospital), Marie Degerblad (ANOVA, Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet), Cecilia Dhejne (ANOVA, Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet), Attila Fazekas (SUND Skane Region), Margaretha Goransson (Sodra Alvsborgs Hospital), Annika Johansson (ANOVA, Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet), Fotios Papadopoulos (Uppsala Academic Hospital), Lars-Goran Sjostrom (Norrland University Hospital), Maria Sodersten (Karoliska Institute), Gennaro Selvaggi (Sahlgrenska University Hospital, at Gothenburg University)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Mental health

Session

OS-3A » Mental Health III: Cross Sectional and Follow up Studies (11:15 - Saturday, 8th April, Baltic)

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