Healthcare workers flock to private sector

The number of people employed in the private healthcare sector in Sweden has doubled over the last ten years, new figures have shown.

Last year 17 percent of healthcare workers had jobs in the private sector, according to figures from Nutek, the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth.

With the number of people working with private healthcare last year amounting to 115,000, Nutek expects the trend to continue over the coming years.

“In five years’ time, one in four people will probably be working for a private company,” Nutek spokesman Jörgen Lindell told Sveriges Radio.