Pædiatrisk intensiv terapi i Danmark

Translated title of the contribution: Paediatric intensive care in Denmark

Tom G Hansen, Søren B Jepsen

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The practice of paediatric intensive care has matured dramatically over the past 20 years with improving intensive care unit mortality rates and a positive effect on child survival. This paper gives an overview of many of these aspects, and attempts to present a picture of the present situation in Denmark. Internationally, much of this progress has been carried out by means of a strong centralisation of the service, given its low volume, highly specialised and high cost nature. In Denmark, critically ill children are cared for in at least 27 primarily adult intensive care units by nurses and doctors who are not specifically trained in paediatric intensive care. Suggestions for a more centralisation of paediatric intensive care in Denmark are made.
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for læger
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)687-689
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 19. Feb 2007


Intensive Care Units
Critical Illness


  • Adult
  • Centralized Hospital Services
  • Child
  • Critical Illness
  • Denmark
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Intensive Care
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
  • Respiratory Therapy

Cite this

Hansen, T. G., & Jepsen, S. B. (2007). Pædiatrisk intensiv terapi i Danmark. Ugeskrift for læger, 169(8), 687-689.
Hansen, Tom G ; Jepsen, Søren B. / Pædiatrisk intensiv terapi i Danmark. In: Ugeskrift for læger. 2007 ; Vol. 169, No. 8. pp. 687-689.
title = "P{\ae}diatrisk intensiv terapi i Danmark",
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Hansen, TG & Jepsen, SB 2007, 'Pædiatrisk intensiv terapi i Danmark', Ugeskrift for læger, vol. 169, no. 8, pp. 687-689.

Pædiatrisk intensiv terapi i Danmark. / Hansen, Tom G; Jepsen, Søren B.

In: Ugeskrift for læger, Vol. 169, No. 8, 19.02.2007, p. 687-689.

Research output: Contribution to journalReviewResearch


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Hansen TG, Jepsen SB. Pædiatrisk intensiv terapi i Danmark. Ugeskrift for læger. 2007 Feb 19;169(8):687-689.