A Swedish viewpoint : Government intervention in cardiovascular disease : help or hindrance ?
Interface : international forum for action in cardiovascular education. Amsterdam NLD, 1993/11/28.
In Sweden the government owns, operates, and finances nearly all health care ; therefore, intervention by the government is virtually total.
Until recently, government intervention in cardiovascular disease was mainly by allocation of resources through budgets to different hospital departments, based on the advice of expert groups.
However, this form of intervention has become ineffective over the last few years as economic conditions have deteriorated and health care spending ceased to grow.
Instead, interventions aimed at containing costs and improving the efficiency of health care have now been implemented.
The important question in government intervention in health care is whether it will be compatible with clinical and therapeutic freedom and with continued progress in medical research.
In the future regulations must be developed with a greater knowledge about the interaction between economic and medical factors in health care in order to provide clinical and therapeutic freedom whilst allowing continued progress in medical research.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Programme sanitaire, Coût, Gouvernement, Suède, Homme, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cardiovascular disease, Sanitary program, Costs, Government, Sweden, Human, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0193082
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 09/06/1995.