Joint financing by the municipalities

​The municipalities have jointly financed regional expenditure for somatic and psychiatric hospital treatment as well as treatment by general practitioners, medical specialists, dentists etc.


In somatics, joint financing is built around the DRG system. The municipal joint financing is calculated between 20% and 56% of the DRG rate depending on the patient's age.  

Mental health services​

In mental health services, the municipalities pay 60% of the bed-day rate, however, no more than around DKK 8,862 per admission, and 30% of the out-patient rate, however not more than around DKK 555 per consultation.

General practice​

In the general practice area, the municipalities pay between 7% and 18 % of the rate depending on the patient's age. In the general practice area, 20% to 56% of the fee will be paid up to a maximum of 3,103 kr. visit.

Health services agreements and cooperation​

The Capital Region of Denmark and the 29 municipalities located within the region have entered into a heath services agreement.

Development groups work on joint management information​​

In connection with the health service agreements, a number of development groups have been set up with representatives from the Capital Region of Denmark and the municipalities, including an advisory group concerning financing and activities which work on the development of relevant, joint management information and specific analyses of the trend in the municipal joint financing, including the activities financed.

As a result of this work, data on activities are being made available periodically to the municipalities via the Capital Region of Denmark's website. 

Other municipal financing of services rendered by hospitals​

The municipalities also finance, in full, the stay of hospitalised patients (the municipality's own citizens) whose treatment has been finalised but who are pending discharge, as well as specialised out-patient rehabilitation for their citizens.

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