Healthcare: 9 questions expats should ask
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Healthcare: 9 questions expats should ask

We all know living abroad brings lots of adventure and excitement, but also raises lots of questions. And when it comes you and your family's health, we often don’t know what questions to ask until an unforeseen event prompts us to look for answers.

Inspectors attacked at rogue doc’s surgery

Inspectors attacked at rogue doc’s surgery

Gynaecologist survives ‘sex joke’ claims

Gynaecologist survives ‘sex joke’ claims

Swedish docs to use phones in cancer fight

Swedish docs to use phones in cancer fight

Swedish nurse ‘tries to take out wrong eye’

Swedish nurse ‘tries to take out wrong eye’

‘Risky’ projects attract Wallenberg investment

‘Risky’ projects attract Wallenberg investment

Sweden’s cancer care neglects family’s needs

Sweden’s cancer care neglects family’s needs

Sweden beats UK in heart attack care: study

Sweden beats UK in heart attack care: study

Substance abusers treated by drunken doc

Substance abusers treated by drunken doc

Janitor removes organs at short-staffed morgue

Janitor removes organs at short-staffed morgue

Swedish scientists flesh out ‘zombie cure’

Swedish scientists flesh out ‘zombie cure’

Swedish hospital introduces VIP cards

Swedish hospital introduces VIP cards

‘Circumcision breaches human rights of the child’

‘Circumcision breaches human rights of the child’

Doctor charged over child sex abuse

Doctor charged over child sex abuse

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IT and medical sectors beginning to boom again

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Surgeon fired after botched operation

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Doc’s oversight costs Swedish man his testicle

Government proposes internet access to patient files

Government proposes internet access to patient files

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Woman ‘threatened’ by doctor’s text messages

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Lecturer fined for slapping student

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Swedish girls to be vaccinated against cervical cancer

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Man dies after two hour wait for ambulance

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Dentist with Alzheimer’s finally loses licence

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Surgeon accused of faking operations

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Karolinska study: hormone spray can help cure social phobia

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Swedish researchers find strokes linked to depression

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More Swedish docs fear malpractice complaints

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Stockholm taxpayers funding surgically restored ‘virginity’

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Care givers locked woman in her home for four years

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Sweden’s Getinge to purchase Datascope

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Sweden sees heart attack fatality drop by half

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Elderly Swede dies after swallowing his dentures

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Physician to lose licence after oral sex with patient

Swedish research bolsters protein-Alzheimer’s link

Swedish research bolsters protein-Alzheimer’s link

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Gun threat against doc over baby sex test

Swedish study: heart attack risk and daylight savings linked

Swedish study: heart attack risk and daylight savings linked

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Doctors mistake woman’s ovary for her appendix

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‘Too many doctors can’t speak Swedish’

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Forgotten patient dies in Stockholm emergency room

Resident in elderly living facility found dead after six weeks

Resident in elderly living facility found dead after six weeks

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Swedish doctor reprimanded following accidental abortion

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Heart patient died while doctor slept

Doctors missed pencil in Swedish boy’s brain

Doctors missed pencil in Swedish boy’s brain

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Doctor keeps licence after oral sex with patient

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Man with ECG monitor threatens golf club bombing

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Too long leg becomes too short after failed op

Irate doc to ‘psychotic’ art student: get a haircut

Irate doc to ‘psychotic’ art student: get a haircut

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Psychiatric restraint methods called into question

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Woman’s stomach removed after flawed diagnosis

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Man assaulted with axe outside Swedish hospital

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Medics upset over ‘gender-based’ abortion

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‘Heart cells undergo continual replacement’: Swedish study

Left party leader rushed to hospital

Left party leader rushed to hospital

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Swedish teen pregnant after implant mix-up

Two boys seriously injured after illegal circumcision

Two boys seriously injured after illegal circumcision

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Swedish surgeon forgets swabs in sewn up mum

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Sweden rules ‘gender-based’ abortion legal

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Repeat heart attack risk declines in Sweden: study

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Stopping meds made Swedish woman’s ‘dementia’ disappear

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Swedish doctors criticized after botched UK ops

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Blood shortage puts operations on hold

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Swedish docs investigated for medical errors in the UK

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Swedish clinic sterilises wrong patient

How do I know whether my doctor is any good?

How do I know whether my doctor is any good?

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Swedish doc could be charged for ‘fatal’ UK op

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Docs tell 83-year-old Swede she’s ‘too old’ for treatment

Sweden looks to boost healthcare exports

Sweden looks to boost healthcare exports

Karolinska slammed over newborn deaths

Karolinska slammed over newborn deaths

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Swedish surgeon warned after removing wrong organ

Every other doctor in Sweden from abroad

Every other doctor in Sweden from abroad

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Unborn child ‘nearly killed’ due to doc’s error

Swedish nurse suffers burns after hand gel rub

Swedish nurse suffers burns after hand gel rub

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Swedish hospital performed eye surgery on wrong woman

Baby ‘could have died’ due to hospital drug error

Baby ‘could have died’ due to hospital drug error

Swedish study finds body temperature best taken from behind

Swedish study finds body temperature best taken from behind

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Quack doctor indicted over cabbage cure for cancer

Lack of doctors for troops in Afghanistan

Lack of doctors for troops in Afghanistan

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Swedes develop Huntington’s medicine

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Mum endures c-section without anaesthetic

‘Most peanut allergies misdiagnosed’: study

‘Most peanut allergies misdiagnosed’: study

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Swedish research finds new meningitis bacteria

‘Tomatoes could help cancer fight’: study

‘Tomatoes could help cancer fight’: study

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Three cases of rare meat allergy at Stockholm hospital

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Doctors refuse to perform circumcisions

Headache pills cause chronic headaches: study

Headache pills cause chronic headaches: study

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‘Worst doctor in Norway’ working in Sweden

Woman left with longer leg after failed hip op

Woman left with longer leg after failed hip op

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Mother told to clean own room after caesarean

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Bad doctors to be named in online register

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Swedish researchers in womb transplant success

Halloween blood drive scares would-be donors

Halloween blood drive scares would-be donors

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Surgeon convicted for bogus billing

Sweden to launch online access to medical files

Sweden to launch online access to medical files

Sweden set for diabetes explosion: researchers

Sweden set for diabetes explosion: researchers

Swedish doctor assaulted ‘for being a man’

Swedish doctor assaulted ‘for being a man’

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Woman’s finger found at children’s playground

Swedish docs identify deadly legal drug

Swedish docs identify deadly legal drug

Health system wait times improve in Sweden

Health system wait times improve in Sweden

‘Karolinska shares patient data illegally’

‘Karolinska shares patient data illegally’

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Doctor told patient to ‘go back to Africa’

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Swedish doctor charged for kissing patient

Alcoholic doc allowed to keep practicing

Alcoholic doc allowed to keep practicing

Sweden ‘swamped’ by malpractice complaints

Sweden ‘swamped’ by malpractice complaints

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Court strips licence of sex offender doc

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Clinic ‘forgot’ baby due to summer holidays

Man died due to doc’s poor Swedish skills

Man died due to doc’s poor Swedish skills

Court frees doc accused of kissing patient

Court frees doc accused of kissing patient

Single transplant drains Swedish blood supplies

Single transplant drains Swedish blood supplies

Woman found pregnant despite abortion

Woman found pregnant despite abortion

Swedish doc missed 27 skin cancer cases

Swedish doc missed 27 skin cancer cases

Profit pressures rise for troubled ambulance firm

Profit pressures rise for troubled ambulance firm

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Multi-resistant bacteria found in Sweden

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Swedish man had ‘stick’ in stomach for 25 years

Docs top list of Swedes’ ‘sexiest’ professions

Docs top list of Swedes’ ‘sexiest’ professions

Hospital seeks advice on buying human body parts

Hospital seeks advice on buying human body parts

Dentist interupts op due to ‘personal problems’

Dentist interupts op due to ‘personal problems’

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Doc accused of snapping pics of naked patients

Leeches save woman’s face after dog attack

Leeches save woman’s face after dog attack

Penis enlargement ops linked to erection trouble

Penis enlargement ops linked to erection trouble

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Swedish MPs tout assisted suicide

Doctor charged with raping patients

Doctor charged with raping patients

Colonic ‘gas blast’ rattles Swedish operating room

Colonic ‘gas blast’ rattles Swedish operating room

Kids’ eyes glued shut by Swedish docs

Kids’ eyes glued shut by Swedish docs

Sweden approves medical ‘marijuana’

Sweden approves medical ‘marijuana’

Swedish doc sews up urethra after C-section

Swedish doc sews up urethra after C-section

Pregnant women told to abort healthy foetuses

Pregnant women told to abort healthy foetuses

Heart attack victim dies after ambulance denied

Heart attack victim dies after ambulance denied

Docs let 15-year-old student cut into patient

Docs let 15-year-old student cut into patient

Swedish woman swallows scalpels – dies

Swedish woman swallows scalpels – dies

Doc fired for beating ‘drunk’ patient

Doc fired for beating ‘drunk’ patient

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Swedish study offers Alzheimer’s vaccine hope

Sweaty Swedes seek help overseas

Sweaty Swedes seek help overseas

Surgeon removes woman’s hip ‘by mistake’

Surgeon removes woman’s hip ‘by mistake’

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Newborn dropped on the floor at Swedish hospital

Minister touts new health system watchdog

Minister touts new health system watchdog

Doc sent traumatized girl to be cured by medium

Doc sent traumatized girl to be cured by medium

Patient waits eight hours in emergency ward, dies

Patient waits eight hours in emergency ward, dies

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Woman awakes during hysterectomy op

Swedish hospitals fail to meet hygiene guidelines

Swedish hospitals fail to meet hygiene guidelines

Two years of chemo for ‘non-existent’ tumours

Two years of chemo for ‘non-existent’ tumours

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Woman asks to bury recently removed breast

Every third Swede suffers sleeping disorder: study

Every third Swede suffers sleeping disorder: study

‘Swedish reality shows violate patients’ rights’

‘Swedish reality shows violate patients’ rights’

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Doc gifts dildo to woman with sore shoulder

Girl dies after docs think brain tumour is ADHD

Girl dies after docs think brain tumour is ADHD

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Woman dies after getting too much oxygen

Doc went on holiday as Swede’s cancer spread

Doc went on holiday as Swede’s cancer spread

IVF linked to risk of mental disability: study

IVF linked to risk of mental disability: study

Omega 3 heightens child allergy risk: study

Omega 3 heightens child allergy risk: study

Fecal donors to stem Swedes’ diarrhoea woes

Fecal donors to stem Swedes’ diarrhoea woes

Woman dies hours after ambulance no-show

Woman dies hours after ambulance no-show

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Study: apathetic refugee kids are not faking it

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Swedish doctor probed over 20 deaths

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Health authorities won’t hire med student with rape conviction

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Hospital criticized for asylum seeker’s death

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Refugees in hiding to receive subsidized healthcare