The Child Health System in Denmark: Current Problems and Successes

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Abstract

In Denmark, child primary care is taken care of by general practitioners who have 6 months of pediatric training as part of their specialty training and, therefore, are qualified to work as gatekeepers for the secondary health care at the hospitals. As new, more expensive, drugs are increasingly prescribed, corresponding expenses pose serious threats to the economy at 18 pediatric departments. We will highlight the new developments in pediatric education: skills training and training of clinical reasoning.

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