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March 7, 1988 | HARRY NELSON, Times Medical Writer
Like Britain's National Health Service, Sweden's medical system has long been regarded as a model of socialized health care. But now officials here also are looking to private care to help meet some of the health needs of the nation's 8.4 million people. The government for the first time has agreed to contract with private hospitals in Stockholm and Goteborg to do cataract, heart bypass and hip replacement operations in order to reduce the waiting time in government hospitals.
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March 7, 1988 | HARRY NELSON, Times Medical Writer
Like Britain's National Health Service, Sweden's medical system has long been regarded as a model of socialized health care. But now officials here also are looking to private care to help meet some of the health needs of the nation's 8.4 million people. The government for the first time has agreed to contract with private hospitals in Stockholm and Goteborg to do cataract, heart bypass and hip replacement operations in order to reduce the waiting time in government hospitals.
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May 23, 1986 | United Press International
Ten hospitals in Sweden virtually shut down as doctors and other municipal employees went on strike Thursday for higher salaries. About 9,000 members of a union of municipally employed health and social workers walked off their jobs in the morning in a selective strike.
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July 12, 1998 | CINDY LOOSE, WASHINGTON POST
The family arrived at the hospital just moments after Annie Kuntz died. Her daughter reached out to touch the still-warm body one last time, then recoiled, her eyes wide with shock. "Her heart's still beating," she cried out to her husband. A nurse quickly explained that Kuntz was really dead. What her daughter felt was her pacemaker, still trying to do its work. On the ride home from the Billings, Mont.
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