ELI GOODMAN, M.D.
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Finland, a young nation still developing its national identity and purpose, gained its independence only in 1917, having been ruled for nine centuries by Sweden and then Russia. Without much publicity, Finland has been making impressive economic gains, while serving as a moderating political force between the East and West. Finnish medicine reflects its country's quiet ascendancy to prominence and affluence.
The health care system successfully meets the needs of a country with one of the world's highest standards of living, despite a relatively small size and population. All Finns have complete access to comprehensive medical and dental care. The
GOODMAN E. Finland's Medical System. Ann Intern Med. ;100:152–154. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-1-152
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(1):152-154.
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