Summary

The purpose of this project was to inform Canadian policy makers about changes to the publicly run health care system occurring in Sweden. The Swedish health care system allowed incremental privatization of some services beginning in the early 1990s, and these publications were designed to facilitate information transfer about the successes of different initiatives for health care reform in the Swedish system. The reports documented an improved sense of ownership among employees, greater productivity, successful implementation of user fees, and the effective introduction of private healthcare providers into the public system in the Swedish context.