To meet the social and healthcare demands of the aging Swedish population, the Swedish government decided to identify the care needs of the most fragile elderly cohort. In this interview, ACCESS Health’s Sofia Widén speaks with Dr. Maj Rom, the former coordinator of the Most Fragile Elderly Project, about the Swedish healthcare and elder care systems. Rom describes quality registries and explains how her program achieved measurable improvements in the country’s healthcare system, particularly in the care provided for elderly who have complex needs.

Programs such as the Most Fragile Elderly Project demonstrate how a complex and efficient model of care for the most fragile elderly can be implemented in high income countries.