It is possible to shed a part tears over the new health care reform among the supporters of the regional councils, but in lægehuset in Trustrup 10 miles south-west of Grenaa, is the attitude diametrically opposite at the gp Birgitte Borup.
- I think it sounds really exciting, and it is only great that there is focus on us, working in lægehusene, says Birgitte Borup, Extra Magazine's reporters, who have been given permission to be flies on the wall in connection with her consultation of a male patient with him we return to.
Lægehuset in Trustrup houses three practicing physicians and two nurses, and there are good walk in the waiting room such a Wednesday in January, where patients resident in one of the country's most indebted municipalities - Local authorities - is examined, diseases and disabilities.
- There can be big financial gain by that, in lægehusene now gets more staff, more features and more patients. It is out here with us, that it is cheaper to treat patients, notes Birgitte Borup, who sits on the board of the general Practitioners ' Organisation in Nsw.
've had a taste
doctors got a taste of reform, since they from the 1. august last year was handed over to the behandlingsansvaret from the hospitals of patients with type 2 diabetes and the chronic lung disease COPD.
the Government's announcement to reform does not lead to major changes for the staff at the country's medical and health care services, but rather should translate into more doctors and nurses seem also to be noted with a positive sign at Birgitte Borup.
A new Health care system is established in Aarhus and the five health services scattered over the whole country should function as the governing and administrative units for five geographic areas equal to the areas the regions cover today.
- I think the cooperation with the regions has been working fine, but I'm also sure that it will be at least as good with the new structure, " says Birgitte Borup.
the Number of patients per. practitioner has increased since 2012 and is located in 2018 at the highest level with 1.643 patients per. doctor. 57 percent of practices have more than 1,600 patients per day. doctor in 2018 from 46 percent in 2010. It shows an analysis from the PLO (general Practitioners ' Organisation). Photo Ernst Van Norde
Cut to the bone in advance
Reform should also translate into more trained doctors, after lægemanglen has been steadily rising in Denmark over the past decade. The number of practitioners has declined, while the number of patients per. doctor is increased. Two out of three practices have closed for the entry of new patients, and 11 percent of practicing doctors are over the age of 65 years.
In the waiting room at lægehuset in Trustrup sitting Benny Jørgensen and winces after a traffic accident two days ago, when a female driver drove into the side of him.
Blow in the form of scuffs in several places in the face and a hopefully mild whiplash should be examined by Birgitte Borup, but before that, the 53-year-old blacksmith from the Bale does not hesitate to say that he's not at all to have an overview of the extent of the impact of reform', even if he has read a little about it in the newspapers.
- I think the health system already cut to the bone, but I have fortunately not the great experience with doctors and hospitals.
- in General, however, it is my impression that we have a good and well-functioning health care system, and I can live with, that there may be some waiting time if you do not have a serious or life-threatening disease, says Benny Jørgensen.