Finland is located to the north-east of the Baltic Sea. The objectives of Finnish health policy are to reduce premature deaths, to extend people’s active and healthy life, to ensure the best possible quality of life for all and to reduce differences in health. In practice there are three different health care systems in Finland which receive public funding: municipal health care, private health care and occupational health care. Source:Health Systems in Transition (HiT) Finland.
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