As more Danish healthcare services are delivered through primary care, the future role of hospitals is changing. Therefore, the process of modernising Denmark’s future hospital capacity has a focus on continued specialisation and flexibility.
The new hospital landscape reflects the increase in outpatient treatment, which reduces the need for hospital beds. Persistent efforts to streamline and optimise procedures and improve treatment quality in Danish hospitals, have reduced patient length of stay as well as the number of readmissions. This enables patients to return home to well-known surroundings faster and ensures more efficient use of resources in the healthcare sector.
Modernising Denmark’s hospital capacity enables the dissemination of the latest knowledge, technology, and best practices throughout the country. Increasing digitalisation ensures efficient operation of core services in hospitals, with new work methods, technologies, and organisation. This free up resources for treatment and care, while also providing better health and safety conditions for staff.