Expert defends Danish Liberals' healthcare reforms:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Claims by the Social Democratic Party, part of the coalition government in Denmark together with the Radical Left, that the Liberal Party's proposals to reform the health system by allowing patients to use state funds to pay for private treatment would be disastrous, are untrue, says Professor Kjeld Mcentller Pedersen of the University of Southern Denmark. The Social Democrats said that such measures would fail as the costs of private treatment was much higher than treatment under the government's DRG (Diagnosis Related Groups) system, reports Berlingske Tidende. Professor Mcentller Pedersen claims that this is not the case, as fees would be negotiated in advance between private concerns and sickness funds.
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