Healthcare providers need information in order to improve the services they deliver. Sweden has generally had a good track record for collecting information from the healthcare sector. In the past, however, we have been less successful in passing on information that is relevant to improvement work. How can this kind of information be made more easily available?
The digital Vården i Siffror service collects and compiles data from all of Sweden’s county councils, 81 hospitals and 1,486 medical centres nationwide. A total of 47 registers are linked to the service, together with 400 indicators that measure different aspects of healthcare. There is also an open-access section where healthcare-related data is made available to the public. The service makes it possible to compare information from the different county councils, regions and medical centres. Developing Vården i Siffror is fully in line with the ambition that motivates HiQ –to makes people’s lives simpler and better.