Implementation of an Arranged Preventive Consultation in Danish General Practice: A Qualitative Study

Anne Gram Junge, Pia Kirkegaard, Janus Laust Thomsen

Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalPosterResearch


Background: In 2006 an arranged preventive consultation (0106-service) was implemented in Danish general practice. The purpose of the consultation is an attempt to improve the systematic prevention of the main chronic lifestyle diseases. Aim: This study examines the GP's experiences with the arranged preventive consultation with focus on facilitators and barriers in the implementation of the consultation. Material & Method: Semi-structured interviews with 10 GPs and nurses in general practice. Results & Conclusions: Economically lucrative services are not an isolated motivation for the GPs/nurses, but must be accompanied with a basic belief in the effect of preventive consultations in general practice. The better payment of the 0106-service is used to spend more time per consultation and it makes the GPs/nurses feel rewarded for the preventive work they perform. The consultation frames a social interaction between the GP/nurse and the patient, and therefore the GPs/nurses can in some respects experience it as difficult to apply the theoretical guidelines of the new consultation to their daily work with the patients.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2008
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventWonca Europe 2008 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 4 Sept 20087 Sept 2008


ConferenceWonca Europe 2008


Dive into the research topics of 'Implementation of an Arranged Preventive Consultation in Danish General Practice: A Qualitative Study'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this