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Swedish healthcare ranks low in patient participation

Published tisdag 23 december 2014 kl 12.46
"We're at the very bottom in terms of involvement of patients"
(4:21 min)
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Good care but poor patient participation, File photo: Bertil Ericson/TT

Sweden has a well-developed public healthcare system. But according to a study from the Agency for Health and Care Services Analysis this country is close to the bottom in patient involvement.

As part of a multinational study called the  International Health Policy Survey 2014, the report finds that only half of Swedish patients feel they have received information they need when they return home after a hospital stay, or what they need to do afterwards.

Patients 55 and older were interviewed in 11 countries, including more than 7000 here in Sweden.

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