This is the opinion of the director of Danish Patients, Morten Freil.
– The economy is important. It is the one that creates the debate between the regions and the municipalities about where patients should be treated.
Something like today one is a big problem where several patients feel like they are falling between two chairs.
Therefore, he believes that the challenges of cooperation between regions and municipalities should be solved through a common economy.
– The whole premise should be that there is a common economy, otherwise it just ends up as it is today, where patients’ needs are overlooked, he says.
In the agreement, it appears that only DKK 20 million has been set aside. According to Morten Freil, this is only enough to start up the clusters, and that is problematic, he says.
The agreement provides for the creation of 21 health clusters across the country. They must ensure that municipalities, regions and hospitals work much better together on the treatment and follow-up of patients.
It is positive that the government is trying to solve a large and important problem, Morten Freil believes.
– There are some good intentions, but there is nothing concrete that allows the collection problems in the health care system to be solved, he says.
The only way to solve challenges is to create new institutions that work with the problem together, he believes.
Danish Patients would prefer that municipalities and regions create institutions with a common economy and common staff, explains Morten Freil
The plan is that part of the future of the health service will be negotiated in the Folketing this autumn.
Source: The Nordic Page