"Unacceptable" Differences in Healthcare

The standards of healthcare in Sweden vary and depend in which part of the country a person lives in and what education they've received.

The "unacceptable " differences in healthcare in Sweden are described in a new report by the National Board of Health and Welfare and the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions.

Some areas of healthcare have improved countrywide, including the survival rates of those suffering from breast cancer and common forms of cancer . However the report states that the comparisons in the country of treatment received between those low and highly educated are large and unacceptable. For example, double the number of lower educated die from diabetes, appendicitis and other such illnesses. In particular those younger and lower educated tend to die from those so called "lifestyle illnesses:"

Throughout the country's health authorities there was found to be differences in operation waiting times, medicinal care and resources.

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