M7: Establishing a nationwide system for knowledge based health care
– The Swedish experience

Monday 20 June 2022 | 16:30-17:00

Format: Presentation
Stream: Building Capability and Leadership
Content filters: Recommended for those new to quality improvement

Health and Care in Sweden is generally considered to be of good quality, but there is variation in outcomes between care-givers and patient groups. In an attempt to optimize the whole country’s performance and make the best knowledge reach every patient/provider encounter, the Swedish system for knowledge based health care was established in 2017. It is driven by Sweden’s 21 regions responsible for health care in close collaboration with patients, professional organisations and the national government.

In this session leaders, patients and other stakeholders from Sweden will be sharing learnings from establishing a collaborative, nationwide system for knowledge based health care.

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how to reduce variation in care

  • Reflect on how collaboration between different stakeholders including patients is crucial for success

  • Take home key learnings and adapt to their specific role and setting

Mats Bojestig, The National Steering Group; Sweden