Expanding choice of primary care in Finland: much debate but little change so far.

@article{Tynkkynen2016ExpandingCO,
  title={Expanding choice of primary care in Finland: much debate but little change so far.},
  author={Liina-Kaisa Tynkkynen and Miisa Chydenius and Anna Saloranta and Ilmo T Keskim{\"a}ki},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={2016},
  volume={120 3},
  pages={227-34}
}
"Putting the patient in the driver's seat" is one of the top issues on the health policy agenda in Finland. One of the means believed to promote patient empowerment and patient centeredness is the introduction and further expansion of choice policies with accompanying competition between public and private service providers. However, the Finnish health care system has a highly decentralized administration with multiple funding sources and three different types of providers that people can seek… CONTINUE READING
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