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Virtual PhD defence: Maria Dietz Toppenberg

Mobile X-ray examination for residents living in aged care facilities in Aarhus Municipality, Denmark

2021.01.08 | Graduate School of Health

Date Thu 28 Jan
Time 14:00 16:00
Location Online via Zoom

On Thursday 28 January at 14.00, Maria Dietz Toppenberg defends her PhD dissertation entitled "Mobile X-ray examination for residents living in aged care facilities in Aarhus Municipality, Denmark".

In high income countries including Denmark, the number of persons 65+ years is increasing, which poses severe challenges for the traditional welfare state because getting old is associated with more use of public services. When a patient in Aarhus Municipality, is suspected of having lung diseases or a fracture, the patient is referred to the Department of Radiology or the Acute Department at Aarhus University Hospital by the general practitioner (GP) or the responsible doctor at the department where the patient is hospitalized for an X-ray examination. Technology has made it possible for X-ray patients to be examined at home using mobile X-ray equipment. At Aarhus University hospital, mobile X-ray outside the hospital was introduced in 2014 as a pilot project, but the effect was still unclear and needed to be evaluated. The aim of this PhD study was to evaluate mobile X-ray in a Danish setting including patients in aged care facilities. In that perspective, we studied the effect of mobile X-ray and satisfaction with mobile X-ray.    

The summary is written by the PhD student.    

The defence is public and takes place online via Zoom. Please read the attached press release for more information.


PhD student Maria Dietz Toppenberg 

Mail: matopp@rm.dk

Phone: (+45) 22423009

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