The Swedish healthcare system focuses on care provided in a primary care setting. It does not include pediatricians or internal medicine, which accounts for more than 20% of all healthcare costs in the Swedish process. In the Swedish model, primary care is primarily provided throughout clinical settings that include general practitioners, doctors, nutritionists, psychiatrists, and physiotherapists in a comprehensive approach to patient and family care. For primary care hospitals, this method offers more comprehensive care that requires fewer transfers for specialists and other services. Therefore, the emphasis is placed on patient education and self-care. The consequence is lower costs and better healthcare quality, showing how nursing homes in primary care function. The conclusion is that health plans will strengthen attempts to provide their patients with more comprehensive nursing homes to improve outcomes and lower overall healthcare costs.
Swedish leadership uses an interesting approach to management which takes an ancient Swedish practice called a fika (pronounced fee-ka) and transforms it into a channel of communication for their employees. Fika is close to a coffee break, taking time off work to relax with a hot drink and some snacks. Managers continue to take conventional fika by allowing it a chance for everyone to come together for a break— management and staff. Throughout this time, managers have the ability to hear from their staff informally and get to know them more personally. It’s every day like an unofficial focus group. The conclusion is that executives will build a similar mechanism and spend time with more than just the management team and better understand their workers and how to make their company a healthier place to work and more compatible with their clients, whether it be a break or lunches.