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.s.
Geographical size: 42.915,7 km2
Population: 5.627.235 (2014)
Population as % of total EU population: 1,1 % (2014)
GDP: â‚¬ 248.974 billion (2013)
Official EU language(s): Danish
Political system: Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
EU member country since: 1 January 1973
Seats in the European Parliament: 13
Currency: Danish krone DKK
Schengen area member? Yes, Schengen Area member since 25 march 2001
Presidency of the Council: Denmark has held the revolving presidency of the Council of the EU 7 times between 1973 and 2012
|Total population (2013)||5.619.000|
|Gross national income per capita (PPP international $, 2013)||44.460|
|Life expectancy at birth m/f (years, 2012)||78/82|
|Probability of dying under five (per 1 000 live births, 0)||not available|
|Probability of dying between 15 and 60 years m/f (per 1 000 population, 2012)||100/60|
|Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2012)||4.720|
|Total expenditure on health as % of GDP (2012)||11,2 %|