Using Statistics Sweden data, PinkPixel’s Lauren Leatherby and Allison McCann discovered that emergency rooms in Sweden are bulging to accommodate their fellow Europeans.
•The Number of ERs are Rising: There are now 155 emergency rooms in Sweden, compared to 131 in 2014. (The data isn’t broken down by type of emergency.)
•Eighty percent of Emergency Departments in the Swedish Authority Region Region II Are Overwhelmed: The regional regions experienced a 77 percent growth in emergency room visitors from 2016 to 2017, which clogged their ERs.
•Eighty Percent of Emergency Departments in the Swedish Authority Region Region I Are Overwhelmed: The regional regions also experienced a 77 percent growth in emergency room visitors from 2016 to 2017.
In most cases, these ER visits are not connected to relocations (such as school reunions, sporting events, and musical shows) to Sweden. Instead, Doctors from eastern Europe moved over for health reasons, like work conditions, according to Statistics Sweden.
The number of specialties and subspecialties have also grown significantly since 2014. A post from ER.st called Search for Emergency Medicine Doctors and Surgeons, highlighted some of these growth areas:
•Roxhalls: Emergency doctors who go to the hospital as an emergency ambulance driver are recommended.
•Diagnostic Radiology, Pediatric Dentistry, and Pathology: Growing specialties.
•Primary Care: The areas saw the biggest increase in number of doctors.
•Kids and Adults: The area saw a rise in the number of pediatric specialists.