PUBLIC HEALTH SISTEM IN SWEDEN

  • Doina Popescu Ljungholm Faculty of Law and Administration, Departament of Law and Public Administration Pitesti University, Piteşti, Argeş

Abstract

The Swedish health care system is a socially responsible system with an explicit publiccommitment to ensure the health of all citizens. Quality health care for all is a cornerstone ofthe Swedish welfare state. The 1982 Health and Medical Services Act not only incorporatedequal access to services on the basis of need, but also emphasizes a vision of equal health forall. Three basic principles areintended to apply to health care in Sweden. The principle ofhuman dignity means that all human beings have an equal entitlement to dignity, and shouldhave the same rights, regardless of their status in the community. The principle of need andsolidarity means that those in greatest need take precedence in medical care. The principle ofcost–effectiveness means that when a choice has to be made between different health careoptions, there should be a reasonable relationship between the costs and the effects, measuredin terms of improved health and improved quality of life.

Author Biography

Doina Popescu Ljungholm, Faculty of Law and Administration, Departament of Law and Public Administration Pitesti University, Piteşti, Argeş
Corespondence: Doina Popescu Ljungholm, Piteşti University, Tg. Din Vale St., Piteşti,Argeş, Romania
Published
2014-02-04
How to Cite
POPESCU LJUNGHOLM, Doina. PUBLIC HEALTH SISTEM IN SWEDEN. AGORA INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF JURIDICAL SCIENCES, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 1, p. 141-147, feb. 2014. ISSN 2067-7677. Available at: <http://univagora.ro/jour/index.php/aijjs/article/view/939>. Date accessed: 23 sep. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.15837/aijjs.v8i1.939.

Keywords

public health, equal acces, authorities, national level, local level.