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Doctors without patients - the background of the Swedish bottom placement in OECD comparison of consultations per doctor.

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Summary of "Doctors without patients - the background of the Swedish bottom placement in OECD comparison of consultations per doctor."

Sweden ranks low in an international comparison of consultations per doctor. This has several structural reasons. Compared to other countries Sweden reports nearly all physicians, including residents and interns and physicians on parental or sick leave. Information on the number of consultations is gathered from each county's administrative data. No national health insurance registry exists. Telephone consultations are not included. Comparisons of consultations per doctor have several sources of error and do not take length and quality of the consultation into account. In its present form, it should not be used to measure the productivity of the health care system.

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Name: Lakartidningen
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