2019

Telemedicine and the Welfare State: The Swedish Experience

Reprint No. 2019:43

Author(s): Mårten Blix and Johanna JeanssonYear: 2019 Title: Digital Transformation and Public Services: Societal Impacts in Sweden and Beyond Chapter: 2Editor(s): Anthony Larsson and Robin TeiglandPublisher: RoutledgeCity: Abingdon and New York Pages: 15–32
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Telemedicine and the Welfare State: The Swedish Experience Mårten Blix and Johanna Jeansson


Health care in Sweden finds itself at a crossroads as regards digitalization. In this chapter, we will focus on one issue in particular that is causing consternation among primary care physicians: the rapid increase in popularity of telemedicine. Via smartphone apps, patients can at the press of a button make video calls directly with doctors, rather than having to wait days, or weeks, for a nonemergency meeting with a doctor at a physical care center. Apart from reducing waiting times, this development brings a host of other benefits for patients, such as removing the inconvenience of travel and lessening the risk of contagion at care centers (Mohr et al., 2018).


Reference:
Blix, Mårten and Johanna Jeansson (2019), "Telemedicine and the Welfare State: The Swedish Experience". Chapter 2, pp. 15–32 in Anthony Larsson and Robin Teigland, eds., Digital Transformation and Public Services: Societal Impacts in Sweden and Beyond. Abingdon and New York: Routledge.

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