Skip to main content
    Type of information
    Administrative data

    The purpose of the social care treatment notification register is to produce information about social care institutional care and round-the-clock and non-round-the-clock housing services, home care, the operations of institutions and their customers for national and regional monitoring and research. Social care service providers make a care report for clients cared for in institutional care and round-the-clock housing services at the end of the care and, in addition, a client count at the end of the year. The register of care notifications of social care contains information since 1995. Small changes have been made to the information content of the register during this time, but the most essential information content has remained almost the same as the information describes the service provider, the customer, becoming a customer (for treatment) and leaving treatment, as well as the treatment and services received by the customer. Individual-level information in social and healthcare registers must be kept confidential. However, for the use of THL's registers and documents, an information permit can be applied for from the information permit authority in the social and health sector, Findata.

    Free keywords
    Social welfare
    institutional care
    social services
    public health services
    health services
    Health systems » Health system performance
    GEO coverage
    Nuts 3
    Target Population
    Age range
    From 0 years
    Observations by Year
    Year Number of observations
    Data Collection Period
    From 01 January 1995 - Ongoing
    Updating Periodicity
    Personal Identifier
    National identifier
    Level of aggregation
    Terms of data access

    Data can be requested through Findata (

    Linkage possible
    Data Owner(s)
    Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland - THL
    Contact name
    Riikka Väyrynen
    Contact e-mail
    Contact info (address)

    Updated on 08 September 2023