[Allergic diseases: suggestions concerning organization of prevention, diagnostics and treatment (funded by DIHTA)]

Danish Centre for Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment
Record ID 31999009186
Danish
Authors' objectives:

This project has its basis in a Scandinavian consensus conference held in 1992 on 'Examination for Allergy and other Sensitivity', where a task group was established to adjust, update, develop and utilise the results from the conference into the Danish health service. Part 1 of the report contains results worked out by the group. Part 2 of the report contains an economic estimation of four alternative organisation models to the allergologic service in Denmark.

The group, which was composed of a broad range of experts from various specialities working in the field of diagnostic, treatment and prevention of allergic diseases, collected and updated the professional health basis. This includes for example detection and diagnosis and treatment methods, and consensus was obtained regarding diagnosis, treatment and prevention of allergic diseases.

Authors' recomendations: The group, which was composed a broad combination of experts from various specialities collected and updated the health professional basis regarding. detection, diagnosis and treatment methods. However, the task group realised that with the chosen method of working, including the lack of time and manpower, it was not possible, on a professional level, to carry out a proper health technology assessment containing clinical evidence and work and economic calculations. It is very positive that consensus was obtained about the principles regarding the health professional basis for diagnostic, treatment and prevention of allergic diseases. The task group has, in their proposal about organisation of the area, used the Danish health system's ordinary approved organisational principles, with the general practitioner as the patient's first referral contact. In the light of this, the organisation proposal deals in a strengthening of general practice and a concentration of specialist resources and knowledge in form of units organised as multidisciplinary allergy centres.
Authors' methods: Expert opinion
Details
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 1999
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Denmark
MeSH Terms
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Primary Health Care
Contact
Organisation Name: Danish Centre for Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: National Board of Health, PO Box 1881, Islands Brygge 67, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark. Tel: 45 72 22 74 48; Fax: 45 72 22 74 07/67
Contact Name: dacehta@sst.dk
Contact Email: dacehta@sst.dk
Copyright: Danish Centre for Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment (DACEHTA) (formerly DIHTA)
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