It is no longer a question whether we have to prioritize the money in our health systems. An older population and problems with obesity will cause the expenses to skyrocket in the near future. But what about the chronic patients?
One way to cut costs and better use the resources we already have, is to eliminate the check-ups for chronic patients. In the future, instead of telling the patients to ‘come back in 3 months’, we will tell them to upload to follow their symptoms on devices at home, and upload it for the doctor to check up on.
Read Directing Manager Tove Holm-Larsen’s blog on the subject here (Danish) and learn about examples from Danish health care.