The Danish Healthcare Quality Programme

A hospital in continuous improvement

Since it was established nearly 25 years ago, Private Hospital Molholm has given quality treatment the pride of place. For this reason, we also participated in developing The Danish Healthcare Quality Programme (DDKM) which tests and accredits all Danish private hospitals and clinics and we were subsequently amongst the first four hospitals who, in 2010, were accredited according to DDKM. As the only one of these four hospitals, Private Hospital Molholm was immediately accredited without comments. We continue to be a hospital which is continuously improving which provides safe treatment and examinations to the satisfaction of our patients.

We are therefore proud to, once more, having been accredited - and this time with the best results ever achieved by a hospital or private hospital in Denmark. 

IKAS' conclusion after the external survey carried out on 15 marts 2017 states:

"Private Hospital Molholm presents itself as a hospital with clear and focused goals and strategies. It is characterised by a high degree of professionalism and efficiency. Everyone feels responsible for getting the job done, we saw teamwork and the mantra - the patient at the centre – applies here. Objectives are set and these are pursued and assessed, and action plans are developed. All available data is used for development and improvement. Key phrases such as quality, security and trust – exist within this organisation and are resounded by the patients interviewed. All 192 indicators are met”.


The Danish Healthcare Quality Programme 

DDKM is a national quality accreditation programme which is to ensure and develop good quality throughout the Danish healthcare system.

The certificate is our proof that we live up to national requirements for quality assurance, quality improvement and monitoring. The quality assurance certificate is renewed with new accreditations every third year. Private Hospital Molholm's new accreditation status applies from 2 February 2017 to 29 March 2020. Accreditation status has been extended to April 30, 2021.


Uniform quality

The purpose of DDKM is to create a systematic quality effort - across wards and hospitals. 


This is to ensure:

  • A high degree of patient security and cohesive patient care.
  • The same uniform high quality and high degree of professionalism regardless of where in the healthcare system the patient finds himself
  • Ongoing training and quality improvement, so as to learn from any mistakes made
  • More transparent quality in the healthcare system 

Documenting quality

In order for Private Hospital Molholm to stay accredited, we must be able to continuously document to IKAS (The Danish Institute for Quality and Accreditation in Healthcare) that we live up to the requirements of secure and efficient treatment. This is achieved through an extensive system of procedures and standards in all hospital areas.

Our staff must show that they know and use the guidelines prepared and we monitor the quality of treatment and patient satisfaction on an ongoing basis. This is achieved through both internal audits and external IKAS audits. 






You may see Privat Hospital Molholm's accreditation status by clicking on the link to the certificate:

Accreditation status, 2. februar 2017 to 30. april 2021


 Referat fra nævnsmøde og Rapport fra Survey

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Inspection reports 

In addition to the IKAS accreditation requirements, the Danish Health Authority makes inspections at the treatment facilities where medical and cosmetic treatments are taking place.

These include a review reference points of a generic nature as well as reference points specific to each specialist area for medical treatment of patients as well as a review of the guidelines of the Danish Health Authority for cosmetic treatment.

You may read the most recent inspection reports here, relating to   Privathospitalet Mølholm Vejle and  Aarhus/Højbjerg.

The inspection reports are published at the website of the Danish Patient Safety Authority for a period of three years from the date of inspection. Inspection reports for cosmetic treatment are found at the website of the Authority


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