Something is amiss in Denmark: a comparison of preventable hospitalisations and readmissions for chronic medical conditions in the Danish Healthcare system and Kaiser Permanente

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As many other European healthcare systems the Danish healthcare system (DHS) has targeted chronic condition care in its reform efforts. Benchmarking is a valuable tool to identify areas for improvement. Prior work indicates that chronic care coordination is poor in the DHS, especially in comparison with care in Kaiser Permanente (KP), an integrated delivery system based in the United States. We investigated population rates of hospitalisation and readmission rates for ambulatory care sensitive, chronic medical conditions in the two systems.
Original languageEnglish
JournalB M C Health Services Research
Pages (from-to)347
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Research areas

  • Aged, Ambulatory Care, Angina, Stable, Benchmarking, Cohort Studies, Delivery of Health Care, Integrated, Denmark, Female, Health Maintenance Organizations, Health Status Indicators, Heart Failure, Hospitalization, Humans, Hypertension, Length of Stay, Male, Patient Readmission, Preventive Health Services, Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive, Quality Improvement

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