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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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