Swedish healthcare ranks low in patient participation
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.