If you are interested in working as an Anaesthesiologist in Denmark / Scandinavia, Medicolink finds it relevant for you to become acquainted with the following information, prior to your recruitment process.
General info on the Danish healthcare system
Healthcare service in Denmark is almost exclusively covered publicly, financed by the five regions. The health services are organized into a primary healthcare sector (GPs and private practicing specialist doctors) and a secondary healthcare sector (hospitals and outpatient units), i.e. the GPs function as gatekeepers for the hospitals and specialist doctors. There are a number of private clinics, but the highest proportion of patients are treated in the public institutions.
Being an anaesthesiology speciality in Denmark
Anaesthesiology specialist primarily work in hospitals and only few of them work full time in the private healthcare sector. A standard working week in Denmark is 37 hours and the starting salary for a specialist doctor is about 108 665 EUR yearly (including pension benefits).
Aanesthesiology include anesthesia, analgesia, sedation and monitoring and support of vital functions, especially respiratory, circulatory function, homeostasis and nutrition. Anesthesiology is an interdisciplinary clinical specialty and contains the following four functional areas:
1. Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
2. Intensive Medicine
3. Pain Relief
4. Emergency, trauma and pre hospital medicine
Multidisciplinary intensive medicine has always been part of the speciality of anesthesiology in Denmark, whereas this in other countries is usually handled by other specialties. The trend in intensive care medicine is towards more atraumatic and non-invasive techniques.
Societies for the speciality
DASAIM (Danish Society for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine): The society’s aim is to promote scientific and professional development of its disciplines as well as providing advice on further education possibilities and medical issues.