Denmark's hospitals suffer staff shortages

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 16 April 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1000
  1. M Dolley

    Hospitals in Denmark are having to close beds or cancel operations because of a shortage of nurses, who are taking time off to look after their children or to study under a popular new scheme. The situation is complicated by the fact that they have to give only one month's notice.

    Workers staying at home to look after children under the age of 9 can receive 80% of the maximum unemployment pay for six to 12 months under the scheme, which was introduced by the …

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