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Health Care Delivery System: Sweden
Nordic School of Public Health.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7895-3341
2014 (English)In: The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society / [ed] William C. Cockerham & others, Wiley-Blackwell, 2014, p. 866-872Chapter in book (Refereed)
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In Sweden it is a public sector duty to finance and facilitate the provision of health care. It is thus a “Beveridge” health care system. All residents have accordingly the right to obtain the publicly financed health care. The system is decentralized and includes 21 county councils and 290 municipalities. Furthermore, it rests on a democratic platform: each of these authorities is governed by a parliament, with its representatives elected for a four-year period at every general election.

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Wiley-Blackwell, 2014. p. 866-872
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Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-12554DOI: 10.1002/9781118410868.wbehibs285Libris ID: 16572398ISBN: 1-4443-3076-4 (print)ISBN: 978-1-4443-3076-2 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-12554DiVA, id: diva2:737396
Available from: 2014-08-12 Created: 2014-08-12 Last updated: 2014-08-19Bibliographically approved

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