Ensimmäisen vuoden kokemuksia terveydenhuollon valinnanvapauden toteutumisesta
Junnila, Marja-Liisa; Hietapakka, Laura; Whellams, Anne (2015)
Suomen ortopedia ja traumatologia : 2
The Health Care Act (1326/2010) defines patient choice in Finland, that includes an individual right to choose a primary Health Care Centre. So far attitudes towards patient choice have not been studied much in Finland. The ongoing VALVA study, conducted by the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), researches issues related to patient choice in Finland. This article describes some preliminary findings, based on interviews and surveys conducted in 2014 in four local areas (Eksote, Jyväskylä, Kainuu and Oulu). According to the leadership interviews, general attitudes towards patient choice were positive. However, in the survey physicians’ attitudes were more negative than attitudes of other health and social care personnel. In addition, only 37 per cent of the physicians felt that they had enough information to help patients make informed choices. Success of patient choice in Finland may depend on how well the policy is incorporated into daily routines of the physicians.
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