Danske ydernumre og TEUF art. 107

Nicholaj Meno Alstrøm

Student thesis: Master thesis


The Danish healthcare system is organized by the five Danish regions and is partially based on private undertakings, that delivers treatments. To organize the market for treatments, the Danish regions have introduced a system based on collective agreements with the unions representing the relevant professions. To get access to provide health services to patients transferred from the regions, each undertaking or healthcare professional must accede to these collective agreements. As part of the collective agreement there will be regulations on prices and additional regulations for the services to be provided, which thereby puts strict limitations on each providers opportunities to compete. However, not all companies are allowed join the collective agreement and thereby the market of patients covered by the collective agreements. The regions keep a system based on the collective agreements, where the healthcare undertakings and professionals are being given a provider-number, in which they are given a geographical area to establish within, and a certain maximum of treatments they can provide for the region. This system of provider-numbers is maintained, even though 80 % of providers of physiotherapy hold a provider-number. When the patients transferred from the regions further receive subsidies for their treatments, then there is a risk, that this system can cause problems for competition between providers of physiotherapy. Based on the market for physiotherapy the following thesis will analyze, whether this assignment of provider-numbers is state aid or aid incompatible with the internal market according to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union article 107, pcs. 1.

EducationsMSc in Commercial Law, (Graduate Programme) Final Thesis
Publication date2014
Number of pages88