Explain primary, secondary and tertiary health care
- Day to day health care given by a health care provider
- Professionals working in primary care are generalists, dealing with a broad range of physical, psychological and social problems, rather than specialists in any particular disease area.
- Health care provided by the medical specialists
- Health professionals who generally do not have first contact with patient
- Specialists we often are referred to by our primary care
- When hospitalized and in need of a higher level of specialty care within the hospital
- Tertiary care requires highly specialized equipment and expertise such surgery or any very complex treatments or procedures
Who is WHO?
World Health Organisation
- The directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system
- Provides leadership on global health matters
- Shapes the health research agenda
- Sets norms and standards
- Articulate evidence-based policy options
- Provides technical support to countries
- Monitores and assesses health trends
What is Universal Health coverage (UHC)
- WHO’s focus and concern
- Insuring that all people can use health services they need
- Effictive health care without financial hardship to the user
What is the EC health strategy?
European Commission health strategy
- Aims to deliver concrete health improvements in Europe
Who is the OECD?
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
- Mission to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world through promoting policies
What does it mean that the Danish health care system is fairly decentralized?
The responsibility for primary and secondary health care lies within the regions and municipalities
Explain how the Danish health care is moving towards (re)centralization?
The ministry of Health has a governing role over regional and municipal organization and management of health care, as well as the supervision and partial financing of the municipalities and regions.
Describe the health care payment
Since 1973 health care has been financed by taxes
with the exception of those services or products paid for by the patients themselves
- Dentist bills (in part), optical lenses and a share of the costs of prescription drugs
What kind of laws do we as professionals and patients make use of in the Danish health care system?
Legislation on health care
- The purpose of the Health Care System is to promote the populations health, prevent and treat illness, suffering and functional limitation for each individual (§1)
What kind of rights do the patient have?
Free and equal access in healthcare for all citizens
Treatment of high quality
Freedom of choice
Easy access to information
A transparent Health care system
What is quality assurance?
WHO suggest that health systems can improve 6 areas of quality within the healthcare