Treatment practices

Healthcare and medical care must be based on scientific evidence and good treatment practices. However, treatment practices have varied in different parts of Finland and decisions concerning non-urgent care have been made on different grounds. The Health Care Act contains guidance that is aimed to promote access to treatment on equal grounds regardless of the place of domicile.

Good treatment practices can also prevent the risk of receiving an infection related to the treatment and prevent the transfer of pathogens from the employee to the patient, from the patient to the employee or to the other patients via the employee.

Current Care Guidelines, unified criteria for access to treatment and the care guarantee can enable more equal healthcare. National, evidence-based recommendations for treatment have been published on the Current Care Guidelines website. The recommendations are expert summaries concerning the efficiency of diagnostics and treatment of individual illnesses. Doctors often utilise the Current Care Guidelines when deciding on the treatment of a patient.