RIKSÄT – The national quality register for eating disorder treatment

RIKSÄT is the national quality register for eating disorder treatment. The purpose of the register is to get a better view of the field of eating disorder treatment in Sweden and to improve quality of care. Another one of the stated objectives is to enable clinical research. By participating in the quality register Riksät you are contributing to the improvement of care and treatment.
The information in Riksät is used as a basis for improvement in the treatment units around the country. The quality register also contributes to new knowledge on how to improve our methods of treatment for different patient groups, and the more people who participate, the more reliable the results. Riksät constitutes a base for recruitment to the research study ANGI.


SCÄ – Stockholms Centrum för ätstörningar

SCÄ is one of Europe’s largest specialized treatment units for eating disorders, with more than 120 employees. In addition to  comprehensive treatment operations, SCÄ also seeks to develop and improve eating disorder care, by for example raising the awareness about eating disorders. At SCÄ:s R & D unit, which is also linked to the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at Karolinska Institutet, there are currently several ongoing research and development projects.

Frisk & Fri – The National Association against Eating Disorders

Frisk & Fri – The National Association against eating disorders is a non-profit organization founded in 1983 in Stockholm. In 2003 Frisk & Fri became a national association with the support of the Swedish Inheritance Fund. The association exists throughout the country and aims to be at hand wherever help is needed, and serves as a support for people suffering from eating disorders and their families.

Ätstö – KÄTS

KÄTS – Kunskapscentrum för ätstörningar – The knowledge center for eating disorders in Stockholm – is part of the Centre for Psychiatry Research in Stockholm.


Kunskapscentrum för ätstörningar i Stockholm (KÄTS) has developed a special quality assurance system called Stepwise. This involves gradually following the progress of all patients starting treatment. Patients who are invited to assessment interviews must answer the same questions. The assessment interview is conducted by means of a semi-structured methodology, which means that the interviewer follows a specific list of questions. The purpose of the information collected using Stepwise is that treatment units systematically should be able to evaluate the treatment of eating disorders as well as to conduct research on issues concerning the treatment of eating disorders. The ANGI study collaborates with Stepwise.

The National Quality Register for Psychiatrics

The ANGI website at Karolinska Institutet