The Danish healthcare system operates across three political and administrative levels: the state, the regions and the municipalities (national, regional and local levels).
The state holds the overall regulatory and supervisory functions in health and elderly care.
The five regions are responsible for hospital care, including emergency care, psychiatry, and for healthcare services provided by general practitioners (GPs) and specialists in private practice.
The 98 municipalities are responsible for a number of primary health and social services, for instance elderly care services, rehabilitation outside hospital, home nursing, child dental treatment, child nursing, and physiotherapy. In addition, municipalities co-finance regional rehabilitation services and training facilities.