Sweden: Healthcare system and eHealth strategy

Basic Data

  • 449 964 square km
  • 9m inhabitants
  • 22 inhabitants per square km

Healthcare system

Mainly public task.

Healthcare organisation

Each county council has the overall responsibility for the health of the population in its area.

Healthcare insurance system

County council is responsbile for health care; social welfare to disabled and elderly individuals belong to the task of local municipalities.

Number of general practitioners, dentists and hospitals

1,000 general practitioners with 1,500-2,000 patients per p., 50% of families have a family doctor (free choice), 500 dentists, 10 hospitals.

Communication between different professionals concerning the single patient

Own national network, telemedicine projects between counties and counties municipalities, Carelink (communication, e-lak, e-mail, e-learning, and more like Görel).

Main realised telemedicine activities

Patient administrative System (PASIS), radiology administrative system, medical record, x-ray, surgery planning.