Sweden is situated in northern Europe, bordering Finland and Norway. It is a monarchy with a parliamentary form of government. The size of the population is about 9.4 million inhabitants and more than 80% of the population live in urban areas. The Swedish health care system is a socially responsible system with an explicit public commitment to ensure the health of all citizens. Quality health care for all is a cornerstone of the Swedish welfare state. The 1982 Health and Medical Services Act not only incorporated equal access to services on the basis of need, but also emphasizes a vision of equal health for all.
Top storySweden takes action towards people-centred health professions education
A good practice brief on the reform of the medical curriculum in Sweden has been released in conjunction with the high-level regional meeting Health Systems Respond to Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs), taking place on 16–18 April 2018 in Sitges, Spain.
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