In Denmark the provision of out of hours care by general practitioners came under increasing pressure in the 1980s because of growing demand for services by the public and increasing complaints from rural doctors about their heavy workload and disproportionately low remuneration in comparison with urban doctors.
As a result, the out of hours service was reformed at the start of 1992 : locally negotiated rota systems were replaced with county based services.
Each county now has a coordination centre, where all patients'calls are received by a team of doctors.
The doctors may give a telephone consultation, advise the patient to attend one of the emergency clinics strategically placed about the county, or arrange for a home visit.
Mots-clés Pascal : Organisation santé, Soin santé primaire, Extérieur, Horaire travail, Médecin, Homme, Danemark, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Public health organization, Primary health care, Outer, Working time table, Physician, Human, Denmark, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0173700
Code Inist : 002B30A04D. Création : 09/06/1995.