CARDIOLOGY IN SCANDINAVIA
Working as a Cardiologist in Sweden
There is currently a growing need for specialist doctors in Scandinavian countries, especially in Sweden, and cardiology is one of those required specialities. This demand is set to increase in the upcoming future.
Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death and has the highest costs for drug treatment in Sweden.
The cardiologist can be found working at the cardiac care department, cardiovascular care department, cardiac intensive care unit or an equivalent unit performing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), heart failure department, the arrhythmia and pacemaker unit, and the unit for invasive electrophysiology.
Regarding scientific research, it covers a broad spectrum of cardiology and is usually divided into research groups, each one of them being subdivided into smaller scientifically independent teams. The research deals with the major cardiovascular areas and is often originated in diagnostic problems investigated in the experimental laboratory-based projects and in clinical studies.
Working as a Cardiologist in Norway
About half of all deaths in Norway are due to cardiovascular diseases, so it is an important field of specialisation.
Norway has a physician density of 250 inhabitants per doctor, which is among the highest in Europe, and an almost fully state-regulated healthcare system. There are about 200 working cardiologists, 30 of whom work in private practice. Local communities are responsible for primary care. Regional healthcare companies manage all specialised care; they deliver the licenses and pay an income to the specialist, who is then obliged to work in their office for 37.5 hours a week for at least 44 weeks a year. Patients’ fees are added to that wage.
The speciality of cardiology in Norway is a
The cardiologist must also work closely with
Working as a Cardiologist in Denmark
In Denmark, treatment and care are based on national and international guidelines and
Part of the job is to collaborate closely with other medical specialists and nurses to integrate their divergent skills and experience to