Physician on call: Sweden compared with Australia

Henrik Falhammar
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (8): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb02133.x
Published online: 20 October 2008

To the Editor: In May 2007, I began working in an Australian public hospital as a permanent consultant endocrinologist and physician. There are many differences between the health systems of Australia and Sweden, where I previously worked. In particular, there are striking differences in on-call work for the rostered consultant.

  • Henrik Falhammar1,2

  • 1 Cairns Base Hospital, Cairns, QLD.
  • 2 Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.



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