Renovating the Commons: Swedish Health Care Reforms in Perspective

Recent reform experience in Sweden supports the premise that key dimensions of a country’s health care system reflect the core social norms and values held by its citizenry. This article explores the ongoing process of health system development in Sweden in the context of the country’s broader social and cultural characteristics.

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Saltman RB, Bergman SE. Renovating the Commons: Swedish health care reforms in perspective.  Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law. 2005 Feb-Apr;30(1-2):253-75.  Available from: