Dansk Selskab for Geriatri
Danish Society of Geriatrics

Some facts on demography and geriatrics in Denmark…

Total population: 5.745.526
Percentage above 65 Yr: 19
Percentage above 80 Yr: 4,3

Number of physicians in the country: 20.682
Number of geriatricians: 84
Total number of hospital beds in the country: 14.190
Number of geriatric beds: 506

Geriatrics is recognised as a...

  • speciality since 10-20 years
  • subspeciality since 20 years

Geriatric medicine is found in...

  • acute care hospitals as acute geriatric wards
  • out-patient care settings
  • post-acute rehabilitation hospitals/clinics

Members of the society

Total number of Members:  278
GP’s: 0
Nurses: 0
Other therapists: 0

Other activities…

2 Annual meetings:

  • Spring Meeting including General Assembly and Scientific Meeting lsting two days.
  • Fall meeting: different topics

List of geriatric chairs and research centres in Denmark

Contact details

The president of the Society:
Martin Schultz Consultant, MD, PhD

General Assembly member in the EuGMS:
Dr. Jesper Ryg

Email:  Jesper.Ryg(at) 


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