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

Objectives

The transformation process in the ward was triggered by the desire to empower and enable patients to be in control of their own lives and health. The objectives were to diminish waste and to define which efforts created real value to the patients/customers/users, in the expectation that it would be possible to produce high quality care, with better outcomes, and with less effort. In addition, there was a desire to cut waiting lists through providing more appropriate and cost-effective medical treatment.

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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