Consolidating national authority in Nordic health systems
2012 (English)In: Eurohealth, ISSN 1356-1030, Vol. 18, no 3, 21-24 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Although formally decentralised in structure, all fourNordic health systems are currently shifting policy and financerelated decision-making upward and, in many cases, directly tothe national level of government. This shift occurred initially inNorway and Denmark, and it now appears that a similar if somewhatslower process is underway in Sweden and Finland. This emergingconsolidation of national decision-making authority reflects heightenedconcerns about quality, safety, and efficiency issues. While deeplyrooted in ongoing dilemmas within Nordic systems, this shift upwardin governance carries important implications for other decentralisedhealth systems elsewhere in Europe and beyond.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 18, no 3, 21-24 p.
Nordic Health Systems, Health Care Reform, Recentralisation in Health Systems, Decentralisation in Health Systems
Public Administration Studies
Research subject Political Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-185682OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-185682DiVA: diva2:572351