The United States spends more on healthcare per capita than all other high-income nations, yet it falls far behind its peers on affordability, efficiency, equity, and quality measures. This course will examine the history, politics, economics, social values, and healthcare delivery models of Norway and Sweden as we seek to answer the following question: How do other nations spend less money while simultaneously achieving better care outcomes and indicators of health?

Complete an application

The online application requires the names of two Carthage faculty and/or staff references. It must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, April 7.

This course fulfills the ITL requirement.

Course code and title

NSG 200C Comparative Health Systems: Priorities and Perspectives


Oslo, Norway and Stockholm, Sweden


Estimated travel dates

Jan. 10-21, 2025

Estimated costs

$4,000 + optional campus meals

Information sessions

  • 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, Lentz Hall 411