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Primary Care in Denmark

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Published on March 03, 2017

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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. Most critically, Danish primary care is relatively opaque in terms of the performance data available at local level. Greater transparency is vital in the next phase of reform and sector strengthening. Robust information on quality and outcomes empowers patients and gives them choice. It can support GPs to benchmark themselves, and engage in continuous quality improvement. It also allows the authorities to better understand where they should direct additional resources. This report draws on evidence and best practice from across OECD health systems to support Denmark in: agreeing on the steps that will strengthen its primary care sector, delivering high-quality, patient-centred care, and establishing a sustainable footing as the foundation for a high-performing health system.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword and acknowledgements
Assessment and recommendations
Health Care needs and organisation of primary care in Denmark
The performance of Danish primary care
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KEY FINDINGS

DATA

Influenza vaccination for people aged over 65 has increased rapidly in Denmark, but still falls short of rates achieved in other countries

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Information on data for Israel: http://oe.cd/israel-disclaimer.

Source: OECD Health Statistics 2017.

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For more information, please contact Ian Forde at ian.forde@oecd.org

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