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Sweden Adds Incentives to Improve Care Coordination for Elderly People with Dementia and Multimorbidity

Correspondent:  Ulrika Winblad

Provider compliance with the so-called coordination law adopted by the Swedish Parliament in 2018 has so far been inconsistent. The law stipulates that a “coordinating care plan” must be arranged for patients with health and social care needs. The Swedish government has now put in place financial incentives to encourage adherence to the law. SEK 10 million (USD 1.1 million) has been awarded to the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions to facilitate implementation among providers. The additional funding will be used to develop a quality registry on care coordination for the elderly and to disseminate information on how to design coordinating care plans.

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