Published 14 October 2021

National system for knowledge-driven management within Swedish healthcare

The national system for knowledge-driven management is based on three pillars: knowledge, follow-up and analysis, and development.

The motto of the system is: "We count our success in lives and equal health. We make each other successful!".

Knowledge-based management

Using knowledge-based management is to:

  • use the best available knowledge
  • follow up and analyse meetings
  • put new knowledge into practice quickly
  • identify areas for improvement with the patient.

26 national program groups

  • Cancer diseases
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Dental care
  • Diseases of the ears, nose and mouth
  • Diseases of the movement organs
  • Diseases of the nervous system
  • Elderly's health
  • Emergency healthcare
  • Endocrine diseases
  • Eye diseases
  • Gastrointestinal diseases
  • Gynaecological diseases, pregnancy and childbirth
  • Infectious diseases
  • Living habits
  • Lung and allergy diseases
  • Medical diagnostics
  • Mental health
  • National council for primary care
  • Rare diseases
  • Rehabilitation, habilitation and insurance medicine
  • Renal and urologic diseases
  • Paediatric health
  • Perioperative care, intensive care and transplantation
  • Skin diseases and sexually transmitted diseases
  • Surgery and plastic surgery

Eight national collaboration groups

  • Methods for knowledge support
  • National quality registers
  • Follow-up and analysis
  • Pharmaceuticals/MedTech
  • Research/Life Science
  • Patient safety
  • Support for development
  • Structured healthcare data


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