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Empowering patients to need less care and do better in Highland Hospital, South Sweden

Introduction

In 2001, the unit of gastroenterology in the Highland Hospital in Eksjoe (in the South-Swedish Highland with 115,000 inhabitants) had long waiting lists and therefore decided to redesign the care process. The unit looked carefully at the values fundamental to its work and came up with a set of innovative approaches to involve patients more intensively in their own care.

 

 

About this case study
Main Contact

Dr. Jörgen Tholstrup
Chief Medical Officer
Highland District County Hospital
Eksjö, Sweden

email:
jorgen.tolstrup.rasmussen@lj.se


Dr. Jörgen Tholstrup provided Governance International  with this case study on 30 March 2010. The case study was updated in June 2014.

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