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Table 2 Attitudes toward the liberalization reforms before and after the introduction 2009

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

Expectations and perceived effects Before the reforms: positive expectations Before the reforms: negative expectations After the reforms: positive and neutral outcomes After the reforms: negative outcomes After the reforms: negative unexpected outcomes
Accessibility Better accessibility to pharmacies   Better accessibility to pharmacies   
      Less accessibility to prescription medicines
Ideas Development of ideas A lack of development of ideas A lack of development of ideas   A lack of development of ideas
  Improve specific insufficiencies   Better service and medicine use   
Health effects More focus on improving the use of medicines     Less focus on improving the use of medicines
      Less connection between community pharmacies and other health care
   Negative health effects and lower increase in number of pharmacies (the non-prescription medicines reform)   Negative health effects (the non-prescription medicines reform)  
Other effects    More focus on commercial goods