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Danish Health Care System. Organization, coordination and finance Historically evolving institutional structure based on decentralized political management, universal welfare state coverage and pragmatic negotiated solutions Limited role for private actors in hospital services and financing.

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Danish Health Care System

Organization, coordination and finance

Historically evolving institutional structure based on decentralized political management, universal welfare state coverage and pragmatic negotiated solutions

Limited role for private actors in hospital services and financing


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Danish Health Care System

Fairly well performing on measurable indicators:

Expenditure control,

Productivty,

Waiting times,

System development capacity,

Patient satisfaction

BUT……


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Danish Health Care System

Image and reputation issues

Changing cultural and socio-economic factors

Waiting time and quality issues

Changing ideological climate

Fear of long term financing problems

Political dynamics

Have created a political opening for structural reform in 2002……


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….The selected reform strategy will be implemented in 2007. 15 counties turn into 5 larger regions with responsibility for managing health care. Financing will change from the current county taxation to a mix of state taxation and municipal payment for service and per capita. Municipalities will assume a larger role in prevention and rehabilitation.

The changes may or may not resolve the issues mentioned above, but will change the institutional rules of the game


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Danish Health Care System

Opportunities and potential

New organizational forms. More diverse picture

Perhaps stronger role for private actors. Out sourcing. PPP.

Potential benefits of scale

Continued experiments with economic incentives e.g. to address waiting time issues


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Danish Health Care System

Issues and concerns

Financing and expenditure control

Planning and coherence

Transition and transaction costs in the short and long term

Loss of institutional capacity

Political legitimacy and functionability of new regions


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Danish Health Care System

Better platform for handling pressures and organizational change projects? Challenges and issues in the future.

Quality assessment and improvement

IT and introduction of electronic patient records. – A national standard is being developed and tested in the Copenhagen area

Research and application of knowledge

Evaluation and prioritization of health technology

Clever economic incentives

Changing needs and demands of the population

Policy learning and gradual adjustment of organizational choices


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