Registration in our database starts when MS is diagnosed and then at each visit in the MS clinic. With the introduction of DMT’s in 1996 it became mandatory to regularly report data on all patients in treatment. While on treatment patients are monitored in the MS clinics at regular intervals with recording of demographic, clinical and paraclinical data, as well as Expanded Disability Status Score (EDSS), relapses, and side effects. All patients are informed about their data being recorded.
According to directives given by the Danish Data Inspection, there is no requirement for informed consent from the patient for inclusion in the DMSR. The DMSR has to uphold strict security rules for data storage, and the data cannot be used for other purposes than science and statistics.