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User Charges for General Practitioner Services in Denmark

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 6, 2013
Last Update Posted : March 12, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Christian Kronborg, University of Southern Denmark

Brief Summary:
Currently, office visits at general practitioners is free of charge for patients. However, public commissions and the Danish Economic Council have suggested to implement user charges for services that currently is free of charge. The aim of this study is to examine the consequences of introducing user charges for general practitioner services. Data for the project will be collected from patients who have an appointment with a general practitioner. Patients will be asked whether they are willing to pay a specified amount for the consultation that they have scheduled. After the consultation, the GP register diagnoses.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Consequences of User Charges Behavioral: Willingness to pay

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 400 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Brugerbetaling i Almen Praksis (In Danish: User Charges for General Practitioner Services)
Study Start Date : March 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2013

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Patients Behavioral: Willingness to pay

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Willingness to pay [ Time Frame: once ]
    Whether a patient accept a specified amount for a GP consultation

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Diagnoses [ Time Frame: Once ]
    Diagnoses according to the Danish version of the International Classification of Primary Care (ICPC9

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients enrolled with a general practitioner clinic

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with an appointment for a visit in a general practitioner clinic
  • Reads and understand Danish

Exclusion Criteria:


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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01784731

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Lægerne Nyenstad
Nyborg, Denmark, 5800
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Southern Denmark

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Responsible Party: Christian Kronborg, Associate professor, University of Southern Denmark Identifier: NCT01784731     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SDU1
First Posted: February 6, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 12, 2013
Last Verified: March 2013