In this, AIMS third commentary on Swedish Health Care in Transition, author Johan Hjertqvist explores the shift from public monopolies to market services. The success in Sweden of public policy experiments that have embraced the principles of competition and choice are driving a fundamental shift in opinion towards free choice, competition and diversity. Citing examples like competitive contracting of ambulance services that saw improved service across the board and a cost savings of 15%, Hjertqvist demonstrates how success breeds continued innovation and further experimentation.

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