Sweden has done well in combining high levels of economic growth with increasing equality. From being one of the poorest countries in Europe, the 100-year period from 1870 to 1970 turned Sweden into the fourth richest country in the world. Today, Sweden's generous systems for health and long-term care for the elderly are regarded among the best in the world.
The Swedish health system is based on some key principles and values. These can also serve as common denominators for the products and services Swedish companies offer, such as