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Styrket indsats for den ældre medicinske patient (Improved action for the elderly medical patient) - National action plan 2016

Ministry of Health Government of Denmark Country Resources Older Persons General Health Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Denmark 2 June 2016 Policy document

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De ældre og deres pårørende skal møde et sundhedsvæsen, der fokuserer på patientens
ønsker og behov, og som står klar med tilbud om en værdig pleje og behandling
af høj kvalitet.

The elderly and their relatives should encounter a health service which focuses on the wishes and needs of the patient, and which is ready to offer care and treatment characterized by dignity and high quality.

Første led er en akutpakke mod overbelægning på sygehusene, der indeholder
initiativer, som allerede på kort sigt skal sikre, at færre patienter oplever at være nødt til
at ligge på gangen, når de har brug for sygehusets hjælp.

The first part of the plan is an acute package that counters overcrowding in hospitals. This includes initiatives which already on a short term basis will secure that fewer patients experience being placed in the hallways of a hospital when they are in need of help.

Den samlede nationale handlingsplan for den ældre medicinske patient er andet led, der
skal sikre den ældre medicinske patient højere kvalitet og øget sammenhæng på tværs
af kommuner, almen praksis og sygehuse. Her er fokus særligt på at styrke indsatsen
før og efter sygehusindlæggelse og på at styrke sammenhængen på tværs af sektorer.

The national action plan for the elderly medical patient is the second part of the plan which will secure a higher level of quality and an improved coherence across municipalities, general practice and hospitals. There is a particular focus on improving the conditions before and after hospital admissions and improving coherence across different sectors.


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