Terveyden Ja Hyvinvoinnin Laitos (Finland)
The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) is a research and development institute under the Finnish Ministry of Social Affaires and Health. THL works to promote the well-being and health of the population, prevent diseases and social problems, and develop social and health services.
THL is the statutory statistical authority in health and welfare and maintains a strong knowledge base within its own field of operation; the functions are;
1. to maintain data files and registers relevant to the field and to take care of the knowlegde base of its field of activity and the
utilisation of that knowlegde base.
2. to assume responsibility for the planning, management and monitoring of electronic processing of social welfare and health care
client data and associated information, and implementation and use of national nformation systems in the sector.
3. to engage in international co-operation within itssphere of activity. THL is the national holder for RAI-registers.
Prof. dr. Harriet Finne-Soveri, MD, PhD
Anja Noro, PhD