John Muscedere, Carol Barrie, Karen Chan, Bruce Cooper, Kim Critchley, Perry Kim, Amanda Lorbergs, Isobel Mackenzie, Cynthia Martineau, Tom Noseworthy, Maureen O'Neil, Joyce Resin, Samir Sinha and Russell Williams
Scandinavian countries are widely acknowledged as leaders in innovative models of care for their aging populations. To learn what might be potentially applicable to the health system in Canada, the Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) led a contingent of government, administrative, research and patient representatives to Denmark to directly observe Danish approaches for providing healthcare for older adults living with frailty. In this paper and based on what we learned from these observations, we discuss healthcare challenges faced by Canada's aging population for which Danish strategies provide clues as to where and how to improve care and system efficiencies, thereby maximizing the value of Canadian healthcare.
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