Population Insurance Coverage For A Core Set Of Healthcare Services (%) (2019):
Public Coverage: 100%; Primary Private Health Coverage: 0%; Total: 100%
*“Population coverage for health care is defined here as the share of the population eligible for a core set of health care services – whether through public programmes or primary private health insurance. The set of services is country-specific but usually includes consultations with doctors, tests and examinations, and hospital care. Public coverage includes both national health systems and social health insurance. On national health systems, most of the financing comes from general taxation, whereas in social health insurance systems, financing typically comes from a combination of payroll contributions and taxation. Financing is linked to ability-to-pay. Primary private health insurance refers to insurance coverage for a core set of services, and can be voluntary or mandatory by law (for some or all of the population.”
Source: OECD (2021), Health at a Glance 2021: OECD Indicators, OECD Publishing, Paris, https://doi.org/10.1787/ae3016b9-en.
“All Danish citizens are covered by the public health insurance system, which covers most of the cost of medical services provided (see Section 4). Unmet needs for medical care due to cost, distance or waiting times are very low, reported by only 1 % of the population in 2017. There is also almost no difference in unmet care needs reported by people in the lowest and highest income quintile (Figure 15).
“However, unmet needs are greater for services that are less covered by public health insurance. For example, just over 4 % of Danish people reported some unmet needs for dental care in 2017, mainly for financial reasons. This proportion was much greater among people in the lowest income quintile (more than 10 %).”
Source: OECD/European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (2019), Denmark: Country Health Profile 2019, State of Health in the EU, OECD Publishing, Paris/European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Brussels.
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