Sweden to amend healthcare register:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Swedish national board of health and welfare (SOS) has published a blueprint of regulations for its national health register. The blueprint seeks to update existing regulations for the cancer, births and patient registers. The patient register re-evaluation was needed as recent developments in healthcare have made it difficult to decide on the boundaries between the in- and outpatient sectors, SOS says. The health register is used purely for research purposes such as the gathering of broad-based health statistics. The register may not be used to make decisions concerning an individual patient.