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Do Danes enjoy a high-performing chronic care system?

Hernández-Quevedo, Cristina, Olejaz, Maria, Juul Nielsen, Annegrete, Rudkjøbing, Andreas, Okkels Birk, Hans and Krasnik, Allan (2012) Do Danes enjoy a high-performing chronic care system? Eurohealth, 18 (1). pp. 26-29. ISSN 1356-1030

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The trends in population health in Denmark are similar to those in most Western European countries. Major health issues include, among others, the high prevalence of chronic illnesses and lifestyle related risk factors such as obesity, tobacco, physical inactivity and alcohol. This has pressed the health system towards a model of provision of care based on the management of chronic care conditions. While the Chronic Care Model was introduced in 2005, the Danish health system does not fulfil the ten key preconditions that would characterise a high-performing chronic care system. As revealed in a recent report,1 the fragmented structure of the Danish health system poses challenges in providing effectively coordinated care to patients with chronic diseases.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2012 LSE Health
Divisions: LSE Health
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DL Northern Europe. Scandinavia
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 29 May 2012 08:55
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2021 23:09

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