Information for Patients
The local governments of the five regions with coordination and regulation by central government are responsible for healthcare in Denmark, while the 98 municipalities are responsible for nursing homes, home care, and school health services. Finance for healthcare is provided by local (regional and municipal) taxation with integrated funding and provision of health care at the regional level. Approximately 8% of the total taxable income is set for healthcare national tax. Treatments that cannot be covered by public healthcare funding are aided by private healthcare insurance.
Information for Health Care Professionals
Doctors who want to practice in Denmark on a permanent basis must be registered and must an authorization and a permission issued by the Danish Patient Safety Authority, to work independently as a medical doctor. Doctors who want to work on a temporary and occasional basis, can apply to be registered as a service provider for a period of 12 months.
The main languages of instruction in for most medical courses in Denmark are Danish and English.
Information for Travelers
Popular fields of medicine include anesthesia, cardiology, general and internal medicine, gastroenterology, obstetrics, ophthalmology, radiology and surgery.
Denmark is known for the best treatments in cardio, neuro, ortho and plastic surgery.
The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Denmark: hepatitis A, hepatitis B & rabies.
Most commonly spoken languages are Danish & English, but there are several minority languages spoken, namely Faroese, German, and Greenlandic.
Ministry of health website: https://www.sum.dk/English.aspx