Cosy atmosphere during a project day on The Danish Quality Model’s SIP- programme. Happy citizens, pleased relatives and a sound working environment. apr Det mener sundhedsministeren og formanden for Danske Regioner, der Den Danske Kvalitetsmodel blev introduceret i og er forankret i. The Danish Health Care Quality Programme (DDKM) is a method to generate persistent quality development across the entire health care sector in Denmark.

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For pharmacies and municipalities, participation is voluntary.

The public hospitals have completed two full three year cycles of accreditation, and the prehospital care ambulance services will in have completed two cycles as well.

The Government and the Danish Regions have decided to discontinue accreditation of these providers in favour of other strategies to promote quality improvement.

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Introduction to DDKM

In such cases, a fee covering the expenses to IKAS, will be charged. Despite intense critique from various parts of the medical professions, Danish hospitals have been subjected to a mandatory accreditation system known as the Danish Quality Model Den Danske Kvalitetsmodel, DDKM since See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

IKAS offers a range of accreditation programmes, tailored for private hospitals, community pharmacies, community health care, primary care physicians general practicespecialist physicians practicing outside of a hospital setting and chiropractors.


Corrections All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. The Quality Model can improve the social practice The Danish Quality Model is all about improving the quality of the social services by collecting and communicating knowledge of what actually works in practice.

The Model is developed in co-operation with professionals, and special attention has been given to developing concrete and relevant sen tools. Programmes will be launched for other out-of-hospital based healthcare practitioners over the next years.

This assemblage was crucial for identifying quality as a problem in need of administrative intervention and for shaping kvaltietsmodel political struggle over how best to assure the quality of hospital services.

The notion of government assemblage is employed to understand how and why, in the face of these obstacles, DDKM was ultimately implemented. Improving your practice, and learn from the experience of others.

Against all odds? Understanding the emergence of accreditation of the Danish hospitals

The programme for private hospitals enables the regions to fulfill their regulatory duty to kvalitdtsmodel the quality of services provided at their expense; while access to public hospitals is free, citizens have a statutory right to free care in the private sector, if the public sector cannot deliver timely care.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: Everybody wants to provide good quality, however, documented knowledge on what works in practice is unfortunately limited. Useful experience is therefore rarely spread to other services, colleagues or staff members, who might benefit from them.

Happy citizens, pleased relatives and a sound working environment — goals which many of ivalitetsmodel services of the social sector strive for. Users, relatives, staff members, as well as the general public, will be able to assesses your organization in a simpler manner.


Ensuring that users and relatives are systematically involved in decisions regarding their everyday life. Full references including those not matched with items on IDEAS More about this item Keywords Denmark ; Explanation ; Healthcare standards ; Government ; Michel Foucault ; Quality management ; Statistics Access and download damske Corrections All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors.

Creating Better Quality in Practice

The Quality Model is not about bureaucracy and paperwork, but about giving social services the opportunity to improve, to learn from each other and to create a good and fulfilling weekday for users, relatives and staff members alike.

As an example, the programme for general practitioners was launched based on a clause in the agreement between the Organisation of General Practitioners in Denmark and the Danish Regions, regulating provision of general primary care medicine. If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item.

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Introduction to DDKM

The first accreditation surveys were conducted in late in pharmacies and in hospitals. Help us Corrections Found an error or omission? DDKM, referring to the name of the programme in Danish. Understanding the emergence of accreditation of the Danish hospitals. Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services. General contact details of provider: