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The Missing Piece In The Finnish Health Care Reform

Arne Köhler Stefan Larsson

For decades, one of the major benefits of living in Finland has been having access to the Finnish health system. Coverage is universal. Costs are relatively low and quality is above average. Recently, however, the Finnish health system has encountered some serious challenges. As in many health systems in the developed world, costs are rising precipitously, driven by the increased demand associated with an average population and the higher costs associated with new medicines and health technologies.

The purpose of this report is to bring the value perspective to the center of the debate about Finnish health-care reform. BCG believes there is enormous potential making value-based health care the cornerstone of the reform of the Finnish health system. This report is available in English and Finnish.

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