Primary Care in Denmark
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.
Published on March 03, 2017
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