Denmark

Denmark is a small country with over 5 million inhabitants; however, it is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. The Danish health care sector is dominated by the public sector and is financed by local and state taxes. Governed by a combination of national state institutions, regions and municipalities, the Danish health care system has democratically elected assemblies in all levels. The state level is responsible for legal framework for health care and coordinates and supervises the regional and municipal delivery of services. Hospitals are generally owned and operated by the regions.

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Using price policies to promote healthier diets

In recent years, scientists have been looking at emerging evidence indicating that price policies applied to food can affect the type and amount of food that consumers buy. A new publication by WHO/Europe provides information on the use of price policies to promote healthy diets and summarizes recent policy developments from different parts of the Region.

WHO/Europe offices

WHO/EURO
WHO Regional Office for Europe
UN City
Marmorvej 51
Copenhagen Ø DK-2100
Tel.: +45 45 33 70 00
Fax: +45 45 33 70 01

Ministry of health

Ministry of Health
Holbergsgade 6
Copenhagen K 1057
Tel.: +45 72 26 90 00
Fax: +45 72 26 90 01
http://www.sum.dk

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Life expectancy at birth, in years (as of 2011)


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