Out-of-hours primary health care in Denmark

the primary health system during non-working hours : function and expectations by Niels Bentzen

Publisher: Dept. of Public Finance and Policy, University of Odense in Odense, Denmark

Written in English
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Statementby Niels Bentzen, Terkel Christiansen, Kjeld Møller Pedersen.
ContributionsChristiansen, Terkel., Møller Pedersen, Kjeld.
LC ClassificationsRA395D4 B45 1980
The Physical Object
Pagination148 p. :
Number of Pages148
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19089972M

Access to primary and preventive health care is low, particularly among the poorest. Infant and maternal mortality are still 5 and 3 times higher than the regional average, and only 68 percent of children under 24 months have received the three vaccines to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis, compared to 80 percent in countries in a.   A prospective cohort study was performed from January 24th to February 9th, at the Medical Helpline (MH) in Copenhagen, Denmark. The MH is a primary care out-of-hours service. Of 38, calls received at the MH, 11, met the inclusion criteria (caller being patient or close friend/relative and agreement to participate).   In Denmark, every citizen can choose a doctor in their area. Prescription drugs are inexpensive and free for those under 18 years of age. Interestingly, despite their universal coverage, the Danish health care system is far more cost-effective than ours. They spend about 11 percent of their GDP on health care. We spend almost 18 percent.   BACKGROUND Community-oriented primary care (COPC) is a systematic approach to health care based upon principles derived from epidemiology, primary care, preventive medicine, and health promotion. We describe the development of COPC from an historical perspective. A critical assessment of current trends and implication for physician education and practice of COPC will be .

In total expenditure on health care in Denmark accounted for per cent of GDP Public expenditure on health care accounted for per cent of GDP. The vast majority of health care is financed from local (county and municipal) taxes - some 81 per cent of all public healthcare expenditure.   OOH primary care services in eight European countries, up to a third of contacts were shown to be for children under the age of 18 [13] and a third of out of hours con-sultations amongst under 12s were fever related in a Dutch OOH GP service [14]. Of these, % were re-ferred to secondary care [14]. In Denmark 27% of chil-.   Moreover, inappropriate use of antibiotics, another marker of poor primary health care quality, ranges between 45% and 90% of reported cases–a higher share compared to other health care services. The good news is that policy makers can change things, particularly if they harness the best of what innovation around the world has to offer.   Felicity Goodyear-Smith is a general practitioner and academic head of the Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. She and Professor Bob Mash co-edited the companion book to this current title: ‘International Perspectives in Primary Care Research’, CRC Press,

Health care is being provided by both the public and private sector [2]. The private sector picks up where the public sector lags, but the poor and marginalized communities are unable to afford these services. % of people pay out of pocket which highlights the disparities between the rich and the poor [1]. Health in Poland has been improving since ; in Poland outperformed Central Europe as a whole for YLLs, YLDs, and DALYs. Burden of disease in francophone Africa, – a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study

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Healthcare in Denmark is largely provided by the local governments of the five regions, with coordination and regulation by central government, while nursing homes, home care, and school health services are the responsibility of the 98 specialised hospital services are managed centrally.

Danish government healthcare expenditures amount to approximately % of the GDP, of. Data, policy advice and research on Denmark including economy, education, employment, environment, health, tax, trade, GDP, unemployment rate, inflation and PISA., In many ways, primary care in Denmark performs well.

Danish primary care is trusted and valued by patients, and is relatively inexpensive. But there are important areas where it needs to be strengthened. eHealth in Denmark 7 The Danish health care system at a glance The layout of the Danish health care system and the Danish political system forms an important basis for the work on eHealth in Denmark.

Health care in Denmark is based on two main principles: • Free and equal access to public health care. This includes general. General practice is the corner stone of Danish primary health care. General practitioners (GPs) are similar to family physicians in the United States.

On average, all Danes have contacts per year with their GP (in-person, telephone, or E-mail consultation). General practice is characterized by 5 key components: (1) a list system, with an average of close to persons on the list of a Cited by:   We are planning to compare Denmark and Britain by using a Danish version of a new English questionnaire that measures patient satisfaction with out of hours primary medical care.

17 Due to a high degree of similarity over the whole country in provision of services, and to the use of computers, the new system has, as a side effect, increased. Objective: To develop a valid and reliable assessment tool able to measure quality of communication, patient safety and efficiency in out-of-hours (OOH) telephone triage conducted by both general practitioners (GP) and nurses.

Design: The Dutch KERNset tool was translated into Danish and supplemented with items from other existing tools. This publication provides an overview of the scope and organisation of health and elderly care in Denmark. Chapter 1 briefly describes the tasks and responsibilities at the different levels of government: the Ministry of Health, the regions and the municipalities, and it explains in overall terms how the healthcare system in Denmark is financed.

The out-of-hours doctor can, among other things, prescribe medicines, refer you to an accident and emergency department or admit you to hospital.

Contact. Tel. 70 11 31 31 Opening hours. The out-of-hours medical service is open from to Monday-Friday and 24 hours a day at weekends and bank holidays. Spain has prioritized the creation of multidisciplinary care since the adoption of the Primary Health Care Reform Act ininspired by the Alma-Ata Declaration.

Today, primary health care services are provided by community-based, multiprofile teams, each serving about 20 people. Development and evaluation of an "emergency access button" in Danish out-of-hours primary care: a study protocol of a randomized controlled trial BMC Health Serv Res. May 31;17(1) doi: /sy.

Abstract. Objective: Five years after its introduction, to evaluate the reform in the out of hours service in Denmark. Design: Comparison of data before and after reform. Data were collected from published reports, Danish national health.

1. Introduction. Stronger primary health care systems are associated with improved health outcomes, such as reduced morbidity and mortality [].In the United States (US), better access to primary care, measured through primary care physician supply, was associated with increased life-expectancy and improved health status [, ].Furthermore, patients who had access to continuous.

This book provides up-to-date, practical information for family doctors on how to assess and manage important mental health problems presenting in primary care settings.

Patients frequently present with mental health problems in primary care settings around the world, yet family doctors consistently identify gaps in their knowledge, skills and confidence in how best to care for them.

primary care is demonstrated by the relatively infrequent need for hospitalisation for some (but not all) chronic conditions. Denmarks primary care sector has also shown itself capable of innovation and reform. The OECDs review of health care quality in Denmark.

Healthcare DENMARK is the international gateway to Danish healthcare and life science expertise and innovation. We organize delegation visitor programs for foreign decision-makers and press delegations with an exclusive opportunity to experience innovative Danish solutions in practice.

Research Article Health Affairs Vol No.6 After-Hours Care In The United Kingdom, Denmark, And The Netherlands: New Models. Apart from the public healthcare system, Denmark has a number of private hospitals and health clinics where you pay for treatment. The public health system has waiting lists for certain kinds of treatment, in which case you may choose a private hospital or clinic to avoid waiting for treatment.

In some cases, the public healthcare system will pay. Health system InDenmark spent EUR 3 per capita on health care, much higher than the EU average of EUR 2 This equates to % of GDP – up from % in and above the EU average of %.

Public financing made up 84% of the expenditure, the second highest proportion in the EU, with the remainder mainly funded by out-of-pocket. 12 hours ago  Primary school children and teachers in Denmark began their new school year on Aug but many schools returned to classroom teaching in May, after a two-month lockdown.

The use of a portable three-lead ECG monitor to detect atrial fibrillation in general practice. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care: Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. The Danish healthcare system is tax financed, and most GP and hospital services are free of charge.

Danish GPs act as gatekeepers for access to specialist treatment and are responsible for front-line care 24 hours a day. GP collaborations provide out-of-hours primary care in four out of the five regions   Moll van Charante E, Giesen P, Mokkink H, et al.

Patient satisfaction with large-scale out-of-hours primary health care in The Netherlands: development of a postal questionnaire. Fam Pract. ; 23 (4)– Dental care in Denmark. Adults over the age of 18 must find their own private dentist. Dental care in Denmark comes at a subsidised rate and the amount paid by the state will be automatically deducted from your bill.

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by Hans Christian Andersen. Ah, I had to throw this book into the mix. 32 C.J. van Uden et al., “Patient Satisfaction with Out-of-Hours Primary Care in the Netherlands,” BMC Health Services Research 5, no.

1 (): 6. Crossref, Medline, Google Scholar. And if prolonged life were not enough, primary care is important because it lowers costs, too. People who have a primary care provider save 33% on healthcare over their peers who only see specialists.

Access to primary care helps keep people out of emergency rooms, where care costs at least four times as much other outpatient care. A study in. With 70% of employers saying college grads are not job-ready, the meaningful interactivity and real-world simulations found in MindTap with Learning Lab and Pronounce, flex the critical-thinking skills Health Care students need to succeed.

Objectives To keep healthcare systems sustainable for future demands, many countries are developing a centralised telephone line for out-of-hours primary care services.

To increase the quality of such services, more information is needed on factors that influence caller satisfaction. The aim of this study was to identify demographic and call-related characteristics that are associated with the.

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Fundamental changes in the delivery of primary medical care outside normal surgery hours are under consideration in Great Britain. Published research into the provision and utilisation of out of hours services shows long term trends towards decreasing personal commitment among general practitioners and rising demand from patients for primary and hospital accident and emergency department care.

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This hands-on manual provides step-by-step, illustrated instructions for each procedure, as well as.The aim of this study was to carry out a systematic review of the international literature to determine what evidence exists about the effect of different models of out-of-hours primary medical care service on outcome.

Methods. Health and Infrastructure in the U.S. and Denmark: A Comparison by Arianna Maysonave in International Health L ife, liberty, the pursuit of happiness — fleeting remnants of the American dream, a dream existing in essence but often not in actualization.