The film gives in outline picture of the general health organisation of Denmark. The basic health services of Denmark are administered by Sick Clubs (Sygekasser), governed by popularly elected committees, and financed partly by member's subscriptions, and partly by contributions from the state. 90% of the population are active members, paying the full rates, and drawing full benefits.
The film takes an imaginary Danish provinsial town, and introduces us to the committee governing a Sick Club. Among others the committee comprises a postman, a tobacconist and a shoemaker. The chairman is a tanner. We visit the club offices and meet a typical member, the wife of a taxi-driver. We learn what she and her family get out of the Club. We then follow her husband who has a mild attack of pneumonia, to the Central Hospital. We learn something of the organisation of the new Central Hospitals, of which there is now one in each county. They supply a service beyond the reach of the smaller General Hospitals which are still freely used for cases without complications. Each Central Hospital is governed by a committee appointed by the local municipal council and the county. It consists of laymen and not doctors.
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