Extrait d’un papier qui a été publié dans le Journal de l’Association Médicale Canadienne en 2008 à propos du système de santé québécois:

Canadian Medical Association Journal
Public–private health care delivery becoming the norm in Sweden

Compared to the controversy surrounding private health care in other countries, in Sweden, of all places, the private sector has taken on a larger role with relatively little fanfare.

In fact, Sweden’s success at adopting a public–private hybrid was cited by the Supreme Court of Canada in its 2005 decision to strike down prohibitions against private health care insurance in Quebec, saying that countries such as Sweden and Germany, that allow private insurance, have successfully delivered medical services that are superior to and more affordable than services available in Canada.

About 18% of overall health spending in the country comes from the private sector, according to the World Health Organization. But on top of that, private companies compete alongside public facilities for government funding and the right to provide health care to Swedish citizens.

The winning bid — whether public or private — receives government funding with the goal of leaving the end service (in other words, what the patient sees) unchanged, regardless of the service provider, while rewarding those who can provide the quickest and cheapest treatment. […]

Compared to the sensitivity surrounding the public-versus-private health care debate in Canada, Sweden has thus far managed to introduce an increasingly hybrid system with relatively little controversy.

En 2011, on a observé en Suède une croissance de 400% des gens s’assurant au privé pour obtenir des soins de santé.  Cette décision est motivée par le désir des Suédois de réduire les délais d’attente et de s’assurer de recevoir des soins de qualité.

Pendant ce temps au Québec on va dans la direction opposée.  Pour des raisons nébuleuses, l’hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal a décidé de mettre fin à son entente avec la clinique de chirurgie privée Rockland MD malgré le succès de ce partenariat pour les patients.