Lack of integration, and seasonal variations in demand explained performance problems and waiting times for patients at emergency departments: a 3 years evaluation of the shift of responsibility between primary and secondary care by closure of two acute hospitals.

@article{Andersson2001LackOI,
  title={Lack of integration, and seasonal variations in demand explained performance problems and waiting times for patients at emergency departments: a 3 years evaluation of the shift of responsibility between primary and secondary care by closure of two acute hospitals.},
  author={Gert Andersson and Ingvar Karlberg},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={2001},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={187-207}
}
In 1996, Stockholm County decided to reduce the costs of health care in order to release resources for upcoming medical needs. The method was both structural changes and transfer of low technology care from hospitals to other settings. The effects of interventions on service quality for patients and organisational performance of departments of internal medicine, orthopaedics and surgery were evaluated. Three cross-sectional studies were performed for comparison over time. Details on all… CONTINUE READING

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