Better integration between primary and specialised services
The health and social services reform (Sote reform) in Finland aims to create better integration between primary and specialised health care and stronger primary-level services.
New responsibilities and areas for healthcare and social services
The responsibility of organising healthcare, rescue services and social welfare services was transferred from the municipal system to larger autonomous regions, wellbeing services counties. To secure special-level services, five collaborative areas for healthcare and social welfare were created.
The intended result of the Sote reform
The reform aims to create better integration between primary and specialised health care and social services as well as to integrate health and social services seamlessly with one another. The goal is to safeguard equal and quality health and social services and reduce inequalities in health and well-being.