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Finns to Have Free Choice of Health Centre in a bid to improve competition for patients.
Monday, 25 April 2011
New healthcare laws to be introduced in Finland in May of this year will grant that Finns will be able to choose which health centre they attend within their home municipality.

People will be able to change health centres on an annual basis simply by notifying their municipality of their wish to access an alternative service. Major shifts are not expected however, as only around five percent of the population are thought to be likely to change their choice of health centre, with the majority still preferring to access services located closest to their home.

Finns will be given an even greater choice of health centre in 2014 when the law is further extended to allow people to access services anywhere in the country.
Finland plans to be a model in world where there is competition for healthcare so as to improve efficiency and access
By Scancomark.se Team

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