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Table 1 The organizations included and their attitudes to the liberalization reform before introductiona

From: Stakeholders’ expectations and perceived effects of the pharmacy ownership liberalization reform in Sweden: a qualitative interview study

Stakeholder organizations Notes Attitude toward the liberalization of ownership before the reform (according to the Committee Report responses and the interviews)
National Pensioners’ Organization (PRO) Organization for senior citizens Negative
The Swedish Association for Senior Citizens (SPF) Organization for senior citizens Positive
The Swedish Rheumatism Association (Reumatikerförbundet) Organization for rheumatism patients Positive
New Conservatives (Moderaterna) Governmental party at the time of the reform Positive
The Liberal Party of Sweden (Folkpartiet) Governmental party at the time of the reform Positive
The Centre Party (Centerpartiet) Governmental party at the time of the reform Positive
The Christian Democrats (Kristdemokraterna) Governmental party at the time of the reform Positive
The Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterna) Non-governmental political organization (Opposition party at the time of the reform) Negative
Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL) Non-governmental political organization (The umbrella organization of the local governments) Neutral
Swedish Pharmaceutical Society (Apotekarsocieteten) The goal of the organization is to further pharmaceutical research and to promote high professional standards. Neutral
The Swedish Pharmaceutical Union (Farmaciförbundet) Labor union Negative
The Swedish Pharmacists (Sveriges farmaceuter) Labor union Positive
  1. aThe digit after each quotation does not correspond to the order in which the organizations are presented in Table 1