Updated 13 November 2012
Dying patients who choose to spend the last time in their own home or in a hospice should not be left in a worse position than patients remaining hospitalised.
Therefore, they get all medicine for free when they have been granted a reimbursement for the terminally ill by the Danish Health and Medicines Authority.
The patient's doctor or hospital must apply to the Danish Health and Medicines Authority for reimbursement for the terminally ill.
In the application, the doctor should state that the patient qualifies for reimbursement for the terminally ill.
We reply to applications for reimbursement for the terminally ill within 1-2 days.
The patient then receives a letter with the reimbursement grant. Simultaneously, the reimbursement is registered in CTR - the Central Reimbursement Register, so that pharmacies can see that the patient is entitled to be given all of his/her prescription medicine for free.
How does reimbursement for the terminally ill work?
Reimbursement for dying people (reimbursement for the terminally ill) means that patients get all medicines they have been prescribed for free.
What does reimbursement for the terminally ill cover?
All medicines prescribed by a doctor on prescription, regardless whether the medicine is usually eligible for reimbursement.
Reimbursement for the terminally ill does not cover expenses for auxiliaries or nutritional products. However, you can apply to your municipality for reimbursement for that.