Quality and Efficiency in Swedish Health Care: Regional Comparisons 2008

Posted on June 16, 2009. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: , |

Quality and Efficiency in Swedish Health Care: Regional Comparisons 2008

Year of publication: 2009
Number of pages: 252
Article number: 2009-126-144

Sweden – a decentralized health care system

In Sweden 21 county councils and regions are responsible for supplying their citizens with health care services. This includes hospital care, primary care and psychiatric care. A county council tax supplemented by a state grant is the main mean of financing the health care system. In addition to that small user fees are paid at the point of use. Long term care for the elderly is financed and organized by the municipalities. Each county council and region is governed by a political assembly, with its representatives elected for a four year period at every general election.

101 indicators in a straightforward model of presentation

In this report, 101 quality and performance indicators are used to compare the county councils and regions. They are grouped and presented as follows:

• A Medical Results 63 indicators

• B Patient Experiences 9 indicators

• C Availability of care 14 indicators

• D Costs 15 indicators” … continues on the website

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