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Ugeskr Laeger. 2013 Feb 18;175(8):491-4.

[Danish emergency departments are not staffed by consultants 24/7].

[Article in Danish]

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Center for Akutforskning, Aarhus Universitet, Denmark.


The Danish health care system is undergoing a major reorganisation, resulting in fewer emergency departments (ED) with consultants in attendance 24/7. This questionnaire-based study evaluates the status of the reorganisation with emphasis on physician attendance and recruitment. 76% of the EDs are not staffed by consultants 24/7, 51% report difficulties in recruiting qualified personnel and 33% report problems connected to retaining them. 71% believe that a specialty in emergency medicine could help solve these problems. Danish EDs do not comply with the visions of the reorganisation plan.

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