Report on the use of staff resources at Danish hospitals


Report no. 10/2014

The report concerns the planning and management of the use of staff at Danish hospitals. The report has particular focus on the use of doctors and nurses, including staff in the operating theatres. 

The purpose of the report is to assess if the use of resources is planned, managed and followed up at the hospitals in a manner that underpins cost-effective use of the resources. The report answers the following questions:  

  • Do the department managers support the ward managers’ planning and efforts to optimise the work processes in order to use resources cost effectively in the wards?
  • Do the hospital management teams and department managers manage and follow up on the wards’ use of staff resources in a manner that provides the necessary transparency? 

Rigsrevisionen initiated the study in March 2014.

Read the 1st chapter of the report (PDF)