GUNNAR BIÖRCK, M.D., F.R.C.P., F.A.C.P.(Hon.)
Some of the events that have contributed to the development of the present Swedish health care system are reviewed. Although there are several useful elements in the system—and these are the ones usually presented by official channels—the impact on the freedom of the medical profession and on the patient-physician relationship is considerable and destructive to the concepts of a free profession. It is necessary to take such effects into account in the planning for nationalized health services anywhere in the world.
BIÖRCK G. How To Be a Clinician in a Socialist Country. Ann Intern Med. 1977;86:813–817. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-6-813
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