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Organisation of general practice

The aim of our research is to explore how organization and organizational characteristics in­fluence health professionals and the subsequent variation in quality of care and patient outcomes. A central characteristic of our research group is addressing these challenges through interdisciplinary collaboration between general practition­ers, health economists and other relevant professionals.

Ongoing Projects:

  • Early detection and prevention:  The aim is to collect knowledge about how general practitioners and municipalities – in cooperation with the individual citizen – can detect possible signs of lifestyle diseases earlier, before the symptoms develop into a chronic disease. This knowledge should form the basis for better targeted efforts for the citizens, by the doctors and the municipality. Hopefully, the project will help to prevent the occurrence of lifestyle diseases in the future
  • Remuneration systems and incentives for general practitioners (GPs). The research group is engaged in the design, planning and evaluation of trials and register research regarding remuneration of GPs. For example, the effect of differentiated capitation payments and pay-for-performance on quality and patient outcome
  • General Practitioner (GP) empathy and medical engagement. The aim is to improve the understanding of GP empathy and medical engagement and to assess the effect of these factors on patient outcomes and quality measures
  • Task delegation and knowledge implementation in general practice and its importance to treatment quality and patient satisfaction
  • Variation in use of health care services and activity-based expenditure in general practice versus effects on quality of care and patient outcomes
  • Prioritization of time and patients in general practice




Contact: Line Bjørnskov Pedersen 

Last Updated 20.05.2020