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Quality and Efficiency in Swedish Health Care – Regional Comparisons 2008

This is a abridged version of the third health care report in a series entitled Quality and Efficiency in Swedish Health Care – Regional Comparisons, published in October 2008. The series compares health care quality and efficiency in the 21 Swedish county councils and health care regions by using a set of national performance indicators.

Summary

This is a abridged version of the third healthcare report in a series entitled Quality and Efficiency in Swedish Health Care – Regional Comparisons, published in October 2008. The series compares healthcare quality and efficiency in the 21 Swedish county councils and healthcare regions by using a set of national performance indicators.The first report was published in 2006 and the second in October 2007.

The purpose of publishing comparative data about healthcare performance is twofold. First, the comparisons are a way of informing and stimulating public debate on healthcare quality and efficiency. The public, as both patients and citizens, has a right to know about the results of the healthcare services that are available to it.

The second purpose is to stimulate and support local and regional efforts to improve healthcare services in terms of clinical quality and medical outcomes, as well as patient experience and efficient resource use. In county councils and healthcare regions, political representatives, managers and staff of primary care clinics and hospitals can use the comparisons to locate and pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of their healthcare systems. Comparisons are a powerful way of driving performance improvement.

This series of healthcare comparisons is a joint, long-term project of the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) and the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare (NBHW). Future publications are planned based on the original set of indicators but modified or expanded with respect to the areas of health care that are covered. The steering committee for the 2008 report was composed of Roger Molin and Agneta Rönn from SALAR and Anders Åberg and Mona Heurgren from the NBHW. The working group for the report consisted of Max Köster, Karin Nyqvist and Rickard Ljung from the NBHW and Stefan Ackerby, Lena Bäckström, Lena Eckerström, Göran Garellick, Bodil Klintberg, Martin Lindblom from SALAR and also of Fredrik Westander, a consultant.

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Year: 2009
Article number: 2009-126-144
Format: Bok
Pages: 252
Language: Engelska
Price (VAT included): 100 kr