Denmark scores slightly above average in the Policy Context category due to comparatively comprehensive guidelines for severe asthma care. However, this is balanced by the lack of a national asthma strategy as well as the limited alignment of asthma care with international best practices and average tobacco control laws. Denmark is one of the top scorers in Access and Care Coverage, which includes high access to treatment, diagnosis, specialist care, and telemedicine. On the other hand, while Denmark reports one of the lowest average number of days spent in hospital, it also reports one of the highest numbers of asthma-related hospitalisations. Denmark’s Disease Burden score is also slightly above average, due to a comparatively high estimated societal cost of severe asthma, slightly below average asthma DALYs, and one of the highest percentages of deaths attributable to asthma.
Data from the Severe Asthma Index revealed the following key insights about severe asthma care in Denmark
Provides further insights into how Denmark scores across each Index category
Guidelines, strategies, and policies related to the management of severe asthma and health outcomes
Regulations and practices concerning public payor coverage for and availability of diagnostic and treatment services for severe asthma
Indicators related to clinical management and economic impact of severe asthma and recording of patient health data
Information about the health impact of severe asthma and severe asthma comorbidities
Factors impacting prevention, management, and exacerbations of severe asthma
Aggregate score across the 5 categories.
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