Research at the Department of Rheumatology focuses on areas of strategic importance for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of rheumatic diseases. Research spans from basic science to clinical and epidemiological studies.
The department has a clinical trial unit performing randomised controlled trials, cohort follow-up studies of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Moreover, the department has access to biobanks (DNA, plasma/serum, leukocytes), and imaging and clinical databases such as CIMESTRA, OPERA, DanAct.
National and regional databases for diagnosis, prescriptions, and laboratory data obtained through collaboration with the Department of Clinical Epidemiology allow us to analyse drug survival, adverse events, and compliance.
About the region
Hospitals located in central Jutland are part of Central Denmark Region.
The region is a public institution with three main tasks within welfare and regional development:
- Health and hospitals
- Specialised offers to socially marginalised groups and disabled
- Political driving force for growth through regional development
The Central Denmark Region has approximately 26,100 full-time employees and a budget of DKK 30 billions.
The largest part of the budget is spent on health.
The region is governed by 41 directly elected politicians.
The Central Denmark Region has 10 hospitals consolidated into five hospital units. Each unit has its own management and administration.