PCSI 2019
34th Annual Conference:

Activity-based and value-based healthcare
- connecting the dots



The conference has ended! Thank you for your participation in this event. We are particularly grateful for the time and effort many of you invested to prepare workshops, presentations and posters. Information about presentation availabilty will be sent to participants soon.

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In 2019 the Danish Health Data Authority will host the annual PCSI conference. It is PCSI’s primary event where case mix researchers, analysts, government officials, etc. gather to discuss the latest in case mix. The annual conference provides an opportunity for participants to share and learn the latest in case-mix concepts from their peers through oral and poster presentation sessions, while also allowing an informal meeting of the minds of individuals from around the world. The annual conference not only provides a learning opportunity but also a socializing opportunity with friends and colleagues from around the globe.

This year, the Nordic Casemix Centre has combined their annual conference with the PCSI 34th annual conference in Copenhagen. Therefore, the PCSI 34th annual conference will have a Nordic track (in English), which will be open to all delegates.


Tobias Wirén (Sweden)

“Value-based practices from Capio St. Görans Hospital”

Dr. Stefanie Weber (Germany)
"ICD-11: The next generation"

Svend Særkjær (Denmark)

"From activity based funding to value based healthcare in Denmark"

Anita Charlesworth (England)
“Payment reform to improve value in the English NHS; trends in acute care, mental health and primary care”

Jonas Wohlin (Sweden)

“How health care governance models can be designed and implemented to enable health systems to focus on producing health”.


12-15 NOVEMBER, 2019


The task of the Danish Health Data Authority is to generate coherent health data and digital solutions that benefit patients and healthcare professionals and which may also support research and serve administrative purposes.The authority is responsible for a number of databases, registers and services that involve data on treatment, population health and medicine consumption. The authority is also responsible for developing and maintaining the Danish DRG system.


The Danish Health Data Authority provides access to health data on activity, economy and quality for healthcare professionals, administrators in regions and municipalities, citizens and other interested parties.

The Nordic Casemix Centre coordinates the maintenance, updating and further development of the NordDRG system.

The NordDRG cooperation is led by the Board of the centre and by an Expert Network Group with members nominated by all participating countries.

The Nordic Casemix Centre continues the work, which started at the Nordic Centre for Classifications in Healthcare at Uppsala University. The Nordic Casemix Centre will continue collaboration the Classification Centre, which is now placed in Oslo.

After many discussions about the value of a collaborative association, including meetings in Paris in 1984 and Dublin in 1986, Patient Classifications Systems Europe (PCSE) was initially founded in 1987 in Lisbon. The organization created a network of researchers and users of the case mix concept from health administration, government agencies, and academia. From an initial focus on Diagnosis Related Group (DRGs), the association’s goals have expanded to include a broader interest in clustering and grouping techniques of clinical and administrative data for health care management and financing. The association has stimulated the use and refinement of the science of "grouping patients" within different levels of the health system.


Expansion of the organization throughout the world brought a name change from PCSE to Patient Classification Systems International (PCSI). It is the only worldwide organization addressing case-mix issues. In the last years the annual international conference has brought together a growing number of active participants from all over the world. From a group of six “idealists” from Western Europe and the United States, the organization has now grown to hundreds of members from 5 continents. The organization puts on one annual conference and offers educational opportunities through our summer and winter School programs.

Danish Regions is the interest organisation for the five regions in Denmark

Danish Regions' overall mission is to safeguard the interests of the regions nationally as well as internationally.

The most important tasks of the organisation are:

- to safeguard regional government interests within health care, hospitals, special education, regional development, environment and finances

- to act as spokesman on behalf of the regions vis-à-vis national government, the EU, other interest organisations and the media
- to negotiate the annual financial frames of the regions with national government
to negotiate pay and working conditions for regional employees as the regions' central employers and bargaining organisation

Danish Regions is run by a board of elected regional politicians from the five regions. The board is appointed for a four-year period, and reflects the political affinities of the 205 members of the five regional councils.

PCSI 2019

34th Annual Conference will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark



Conference ended

15 Nov, 2019

Late registration available

8 Nov, 2019

Full programme announced

8 Oct, 2019

Final keynote speaker announced.

Preliminary program updated

3 Sep, 2019

Fourth keynote speaker announced.

16 Jul, 2019

Announced extension of abstract deadline.

1 Jul, 2019

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