International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The evolution of the Finnish health-care system early 19th Century and onwards
Toni Saarivirta, Davide Consoli, Pieter Dhondt

The purpose of the paper is twofold. First, it seeks to appreciate key events in the development of the Finnish health system and in particular those of the hospital system over the last two centuries. In doing so, the paper analyses the mutual influence among emergent organisational and clinical routines for the evolving body of medical scientific knowledge and the system for the training of doctors. The second objective of the paper is to focus on one specific actor in this evolutionary process, namely university hospitals, a specific form of organisation emerged in the post-war period.

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