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Swedish doctors extend series of strikes

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 26 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:808
  1. Margaret Dolley

    Doctors in Sweden have started a strike, which they plan to extend to the whole country. They are protesting at moves to reduce the number of doctors providing family care and to cut pay for accident and emergency work. These moves are proposed as part of a restructuring of the health service aimed at reducing costs and improving efficiency.

    The strike is organised by the Swedish Medical Association (SMA), which represents 95% of all doctors in the country. The SMA's president, Dr Robert Leth, told the BMJ that it had support from almost all of its 24000 members. …

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