Doctors' leader reacts to hospital cuts: Awful things will happen

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Three major hospitals in Stockholm county this month have announced they are cutting hundreds of medical and administrative jobs as the institutions try to plug budget deficits worth millions of kronor.

But Stockholm is Sweden's wealthiest region so why are its emergency hospitals struggling to stay solvent? Officials say its because healthcare and how it's provided in the region is changing.

Radio Sweden spoke with Björn Eriksson, the director of healthcare in the county, about the ongoing changes as well as Dr. Johan Styrud, a surgeon at Danderyd Hospital, one of the affected institutions, who said medical staff at the hospital has already been cut to the bone.