Waiting time guarantee - an update: Extended free choice of hospital.

Karolina Socha, Mickael Bech

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The rule of extended free choice of hospital, in force since 2002, provides patients with an option to choose a private hospital if the public system is unable to provide a treatment within the guaranteed waiting time of one month. In June 2008 the Government declared in their yearly budget agreement with the Danish Regions a suspension of the extended free choice until 1 July 2009. This was a consequence of a force majeure situation that arose after a two-month strike of medical personnel.
Udgivelsesdato: October 2008
TidsskriftHealth Policy Monitor
Udgave nummer12
StatusUdgivet - 2008