As an academic interested in "modernity" I'd say that development is 
exactly normal.

TT


On Thursday, 26 March 2020 00:24:41 UTC+1, Birthe C wrote:
>
> In Denmark we are paying high taxes and have universal healthcare.
> Our system changed a lot since around 2004. Before we had large hospitals 
> in Copenhagen, Aarhus and Odense. The three largest cities and connected to 
> the universities. A lot of smaller hospitals all over the country. Everyone 
> had a family doctor.
> Then that were changed. Now we were to have a few superhospitals with all 
> specialists. The local hospitals were closed. Not taking up enough medical 
> students and not having enough postgraduate training hospitals, well now 
> even in the biggest cities, not everyone can have their own "family doctor" 
> lack of around 30% without. Far worse outside the cities.
>
> Everything really worked better before the changes, more effective. And we 
> used to laugh thinking of USA. The truth being that not all danish taxes 
> was used on healthcare - really a rather small fraction with the old 
> system. In fact about half the money pr. head, that was calculated for USA 
> - and then they even had to pay more themselves and exclude at lot of 
> people. That was beyond our beliefs.
>
> All that has changed, the super this and that had the result of longer 
> distance for lots of people and less hospital beds in all.
>
> Digitalisation was costly and doctors and nurses now use a lot of time 
> doing what the secretary used to do.
>
> I have read that especially the Epic system are blamed for a lot of 
> hospitals in the USA claiming bankruptcy especially in 2018.
>
> USA are loosing hospital in a rapid rate.
>
> Birthe
>

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