Week 7 is the week of the year when the most travelers come to harm, and it can quickly become an expensive task for the danes, who are being treated in a wrong place.
this is the sound of the warning from the Alm. Brand, who has analyzed skadetallene for the past five years, which among other things shows that there are no less than seven times the number of injuries in the schools ' winter break than in week 45, which is the most quiet week of the year in respect of the number of rejseskader.
Many danes think that it is enough to bring the blue health insurance card, in case of an accident, but in many cases the ends of the danes with having to fork out, because they choose the wrong treatment, and therefore they can not get approved for reimbursement by the Danish authorities.
According to figures from the Danish Agency for Patient safety is the most common reason for refusal, namely, that the treatment abroad is done in the private health care.
- The blue health insurance card is rare enough and does not cover treatment in private clinics, which otherwise often is located at the ski resorts. In some countries, including France, have public health services, partial self-payment, and then you even have the scrotum up, even if you wave with the blue card, " says Brian Wahl Olsen, who is skadedirektør in General. Brand, in a press release.
If you are simply looking at the last season (2017-2018) came all the 680 Danish ski tourists seriously injured on the slopes and had to be treated urgently. It shows figures from the assistanceorganisationen SOS International, and therefore calls on the Alm. Fire for, be sure to ensure that you are properly covered before you whiz down the slopes.
- For many, the winter holidays equal with vacations abroad, and therefore we also see record number of injuries in just the week. The vast majority resulting from accidents on the ski, but yet many so much confidence to own skievner, that they actually do not check, how they are covered, if they were to get hurt, says Brian Wahl Olsen.
According to SOS International, it is particularly the knees, it goes above and beyond when disaster strikes, or skievnerne not rows. Thus turned more than half of the acute cases last year of skiskader from the knee and down.
SOS International has previously calculated that a skiskade in an average charge of close to 18.000 dollars, but a simple injury such as a dislocated knee with subsequent keyhole surgery at a private local hospital can quickly run up the entire 71.000 dollars.
- We see, unfortunately, that the unfortunate Danish ski tourists, who do not have our lægeteam, can experience to be operated acute in, for example, knees and collarbone, where a Danish hospital would have seen. Such operations may be unnecessary and even pose a risk in itself, said divisionsleder in SOS International, Karin Tranberg, to Ekstra Bladet last year.
Top 5 skadeslande for danes in week 7
It is especially skiskader, which dominate in week 7, followed by cases of infections (e.g. stomach, ear, bladder) in Asia.
Source: SOS International
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Facts about The blue card,About 4 million. the danes have a EUROPEAN health insurance card. Approximately 2 million. card expires in 2019.Payout Denmark has since 2014 been responsible for to issue the EUROPEAN health insurance card.The director of Patient safety, as well as the regions for the reimbursement to the citizens, who has laid out for their treatment abroad and meets the conditions for reimbursement.The EUROPEAN health insurance card gives the right to healthcare services on the terms and conditions that apply to the citizens of the country you are staying in. The card does not cover repatriation.Children must have their own card.You must on ski holidays, so be sure your insurance covers skiing, and if you are involved in an accident where another skier gets injured, and you bear the responsibility, you may risk having to pay a big compensation. Check, therefore, also always, if you have a liability in your home insurance or travel insurance.