What is this?
The grounds for urgent care are intended for health care professionals to support them in their assessment of urgent care needs. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health published its national grounds for urgent care for adults and children in June 2020. At the request of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, DigiFinland Oy has maintained the grounds for urgent care since its publication. The goal is to produce nationwide, up-to-date, easily understandable and high-quality criteria to support the assessment of urgent care needs. The content is available to all health care professionals in the Hoidonperusteet.fi service.
Who is involved in the cooperation?
The contents of the national grounds for urgent care will be maintained and developed by expert panels formed by DigiFinland Oy. These panels include representatives from the acute services of wellbeing services counties, Helsinki University Hospital (HUS) and the City of Helsinki, Finnish Medical Society Duodecim, the Emergency Response Centre Agency and medical specialist associations. If necessary, suitable specialists are also invited from outside the panel. Expert panels make decisions on changes and additions to the medical content of the grounds for urgent care.
A nationwide implementation saves on the resources used by wellbeing services counties in terms of maintaining and developing the grounds. National expert panels bring together the key actors needed in content development, taking into consideration the views of multiple actors.
What we do
DigiFinland prepares proposals for changes and chairs the panels. DigiFinland is also responsible for translating the updated content into Swedish and submitting it to the Hoidonperusteet.fi service, from which it is available to all Finnish health care professionals.
Where are we currently?
In 2023, the expert panels of the grounds for urgent care will meet regularly. In addition to feedback from users and stakeholders, the content for adults includes oral health care, injuries and eye symptoms. With regard to children, the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health will be supplemented and updated.
Want to hear more?
Expert, General Medical Helpline 116117
tel. +358 (0)50 340 3811