Swedes increasingly use EU neighbours for health care

The number of Swedes getting the state to pay for medical care in other EU countries has increased by more than one third.

The Social Security Office, who must agree to pay for applicants permission to access non-emergency healthcare in other countries, gave the go ahead to 2,738 individuals last year - 985 more cases than the year before.

The top destinations last year were Denmark, Finland Germany and Spain - in that order.

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