FSD2180 Finnish Local Government 2004: Primary Health Care 2003: Local Authoritiesshortcuts: data collection | citation | publications
Isosaari, Ulla (University of Vaasa)
The survey focused on primary health care in Finland, how Finnish municipalities organise, produce and manage the services, what kind of changes have been made, and what are the strategies for the future. This survey was aimed at municipalities which organise health services independently, without co-operating with other municipalities. Similar surveys were conducted in 1997 and 2000.
Questions covered primary health care service provision, and purchasing and competitive tendering of services. One topic pertained to what kind of specialist health care services the municipality provided, and how such services were organised. Health care development strategies and plans were studied. Further questions covered the use of family doctor system, use of client satisfaction surveys, dental care, division of tasks between doctors and nurses, and the role of the municipal committee responsible for health services.
community health services; dental care; development; health care costs; health care facilities; health professionals; health services; hospital districts; hospital services; local government services; medical care; medical centres; medical specialists; physicians; resources; strategies
health sciences; local government studies (FSD Topics Classification)
health care and medical treatment; health policy (CESSDA Topics Classification)
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Isosaari, Ulla (University of Vaasa)
Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities
Geographic unit (Municipality)
Finnish municipalities (excluding the Åland Islands)
Two-stage stratified sampling in selecting project municipalities.
The project municipalities were selected separately from those with less than 10,000 inhabitants (28 municipalities) and from those with more than 10,000 inhabitants (19 municipalities). The selection aimed to be representative within both groups in relation to all municipalities with the same population size. Large municipalities were over-represented because 70% of the Finnish population lives in large municipalities. Representativeness criteria included regional location, age and education of the population, industry structure, municipal economy parameters, political situation and variables related to municipal policy. The selected municipalities form a small scale model of all Finnish municipalities. The Åland Islands municipalities were excluded because of special features resulting from Åland's autonomy.
The questionnaire was sent to the heads of health services in municipalities which organise their primary health services independently, without co-operating with other municipalities (N=25). 23 municipalities responded.
Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Data: SPSS portable file. Data available also in other file formats.
Questionnaire: pdf file in Finnish
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Isosaari, Ulla: Finnish Local Government 2004: Primary Health Care 2003: Local Authorities [computer file]. FSD2180, version 1.0 (2007-01-08). Helsinki: Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities [producer]. Tampere: Finnish Social Science Data Archive [distributor], 2007.
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Isosaari, Ulla (2004). Perusterveydenhuolto koetuksella. Tutkimus kunnallisesta perusterveydenhuollosta 1997-2003. Helsinki: Kuntaliitto. KuntaSuomi 2004 -tutkimuksia; nro 47 & Acta nro 167.