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By procurement, we mean the products that are publicly awarded in each Swedish municipality/county council under the current regulatory framework for public procurement.

We have listed the products that are procured in each county so that you know what products you can get for free in your county public health institution. There are also contracts where local governments (municipalities and county councils) work together. You can track what products are purchased for you by selecting your county in the following list.

We always recommend to go to the district nurse or other qualified prescribers. They can help with testing incontinence related products.

Should none of the products that are procured fit, there are rules for "personalized products" which allows the prescriber to go outside the contract and to prescribe products for dispensing. Dispensation procedure is different in the various counties, but your prescriber may also assist you with this.

More information on tel: +46 346-71 55 30

Procurement regulations

In November 1996 the (Swedish) government adopted the bill "Pharmaceutical Benefits and medicine 1996/97: 27" by parliament proposal. The agreed reform means that the responsibility for providing articles for incontinence ir transferred to county councils in terms of users in independent housing and to municipalities in terms of users in special housing. The costs of articles rests with the State during 1997, to on January 1, 1998 be transferred to county councils and municipalities.

All counties and municipalities shall procure products for their supply of incontinence products to all its inhabitants. The law on public procurement apply.

This means that counties and municipalities shall be responsible for the prescription, customer service (in the form of access points for equipment cards, information/education for prescribers and users), and the transportation of products to customers.