In AIMS fifth commentary on Swedish Health Care in Transition, author Johan Hjertqvist discusses the surge of employee ownership in Sweden’s health system. This new model is being adopted by some private sector health care providers as part of the logical evolution in the delivery structure for medical services – moving from the traditional public monopoly to diversity of producers. Citing stories such as a youth psychiatry unit in Stockholm, Hjertqvist explores the transformation of health care providers from an unfocused bureaucracy to a highly motivated entrepreneurial culture where employees have a greater share in the clinic’s success.

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