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Early on I equipped myself with this reference European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, because calculatedrisk gossip. I've read through once each of the usual suspects believed to exemplify "free", "socialist", or "nationalized" health care in contrast to USA "system".

Sweden HiT (2012) (pdf)

The Observatory lib is not updated frequently. Anecdotal and empirical annotation to the official story are invited.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Sep 15th, 2017 at 10:51:26 PM EST
Having read the summary, it looks accurate.

Since then, we have got the patient law. Iirc, it mostly collected laws. One noticeable change was making self referrals over county lines easier.

There are a lot of complaints about health care in Sweden, and a lot of those are not wrong. But according to a recent Lancet study on Health Access and Quality, Sweden ranked fourth world wide.

So the way I see it, is that we have higher expectations of the health care than what can be delivered right now. And that is probably a good thing.

by fjallstrom on Tue Sep 19th, 2017 at 11:23:06 AM EST
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Thanks for your review. I value your opinion highly.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Sep 20th, 2017 at 03:41:26 PM EST
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