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New report

Health care choices not made on quality

Published onsdag 21 augusti 2013 kl 16.00
"If they don't know about the quality - how can they choose?"
(4:14 min)
Difficult for patients to make informed choices when it comes to healthcare. Photo: Leif R Jansson/Scanpix.

The freedom to choose which health center you should go to, to see a doctor, is a fundamental part of a reform by the centre-right Government that came into force in 2010. It was supposed to stimulate diversity and strengthen the patients freedom of choice.

But a new report from government Agency for Health and Care Services Analysis, says it is virtually impossible to compare the medical quality of one health centre with another.

Ulrika Winblad, associate professor of public health and caring services at Uppsala University, says people don't have enough information to choose between health centres, and that this is stopping the reform achieving its aim.

To hear an interview with Ulrika Winblad, click on then link above.

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