Ruth got effective treatment - but has the challenge to other hospitals: 'They should raise their'

"They fixed it all in one day." so says the 79-year-old Ruth Ladd. She is a satisfied patient who has just had surgery in his hip at Silkeborg Hospital, den

Ruth got effective treatment - but has the challenge to other hospitals: 'They should raise their'

"They fixed it all in one day."

so says the 79-year-old Ruth Ladd. She is a satisfied patient who has just had surgery in his hip at Silkeborg Hospital, denmark. And just in Silkeborg can be something very special when it comes to discovering disease. Quickly.

Ruth Jeppesen's operation was otherwise to be cancelled, because a study showed possible problems with the heart. But because of an unusual action among the doctors and the cooperation specialerne from let it still do.

the Story of Ruth Jeppesen differs in many ways from the stories, B. T. in the recent past have portrayed. A number of human destinies, for whom the meeting with the health care system has proved to be an obstacle rather than a help.

Ruth Jeppesen has, in turn, got the best treatment.

"It's great, when it goes quickly," she says.

Her diagnosis has not been life-threatening, as many of them, B. T. previously spoken with, and for whom it has had serious consequences, that the doctor has not really listened.

But Ruth Jeppesen illustrates very well what can happen, if the hospital system is set up in patients ' terms.

At Silkeborg Hospital can 75%. of patients be provided in the course of a single day. Add to this, that it is the same team of doctors that takes care of the patient rather than more different.

"If we are faced with a patient who has gout, and we suspect something with the heart, so you can quickly send the patient down on the hjerteafdelingen and get it examined. It is motivating for doctors and can help to reduce mistakes if you are working in teams," says Ulrich Fredberg.

At Silkeborg Hospital has collected all nine medical specialties and røntgenlægerne in the same place under the same management in order to get rid of ‘inappropriate design an examination programme’, as leading consultant Ulrich Fredberg put it.

"the longer The time you spend clearing, the worse becomes the prognosis. And this applies not only to cancer," he says.

Røntgenlægerne take even the consequences of their findings and prescribe and carry out the necessary investigations.

It can in some cases reduce the udredningstiden from 29 days to two days. It is due to avoiding the need to involve the private doctor and several specialists.

Ruth Jeppesen rates happy to live in a region with the best results.

"It is wrong that it is not going so strong in other places. There, doctors could well take that up a little bit," she says.

Fast clearing and close cooperation between all specialerne is, however, not the only, Silkeborg Hospital can boast of. It is also the place in the country, where doctors often find lung cancer in the early stages. It is important if you want to have good chances to survive.

for Example, find doctors in Silkeborg now, for the third year in a row far more lung cancer in the early stage. In the last inventory found the doctors 29,8 per cent. percent, while only 14,6 per cent. on average, nationwide.

"Unfortunately, the many measures, which take a long time to get widespread," says Ulrich Fredberg.

the Success is due, among other things, that the practitioners in Silkeborg can get provided the patients with such vague symptoms that they are not adequate to be sent in kræftpakkeforløb. Silkeborg has therefore ago 2015 offered practitioners to refer these patients to a low-dose CT scan of the lungs, which can reveal small kræftknuder.

Other places used typically x-ray, which in many cases can not detect lung cancer in the early stages.

"We must be better to equip our hospitals and service praksislægerne better. For example, they must have access to surveys and responses, so that a clearing starts in general practice, can quickly clarify if it is necessary to send the patients for further examination," he says.

From the political team has also got an eye on the ‘miracles’ in Silkeborg, denmark.

"today, we may find that the patients are being sent to many entities in order to get a diagnosis. It is not the case, that the departments feel obligated to see what the other specialists have seen and are excluded. It has Silkeborg fat in something that can show the way," says sundhedsordfører at SF Kirsten Normann Andersen.

Updated Date: 18 December 2019, 19:00

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