Background and activities
- Cand polit (MSc) University of Bergen - 1985
- PhD University of Bergen - 1994 Hospital Efficiency in Norway: A Nonparametric Analysis", Dissertations in Economics, 6, University of Bergen
- Researcher/Senior researcher/ research director SINTEF - 1986-2004
- Professor in health economics at the Department of Public Health and General Practice since 2005
- Professor II in health economics at the University of Oslo since 2007
- Head of department at the Department of Public Health and General Practice, NTNU since 1.8 2009
- Organization and financing of health care services.
- Comparative health policy and health systems research.
- Productivity and efficiency in the health care sector.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2021) Financial incentives and patient selection: Hospital physicians’ views on cream skimming and economic management focus in Norway. Health Policy. vol. 125 (1).
- (2021) The effectiveness of exercise therapy and education plus cognitive behavioral therapy, alone or in combination with total knee arthroplasty in patients with knee osteoarthritis – study protocol for the MultiKnee trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. vol. 22:1054.
- (2020) Factors contributing to post-stroke health care utilization and costs, secondary results from the life after stroke (LAST) study. BMC Health Services Research. vol. 20.
- (2020) Should I stay or should I go? The role of leadership and organisational context for hospital physicians’ intention to leave their current job. BMC Health Services Research. vol. 20 (400).
- (2019) Estimating the future burden of hip fractures in Norway. A NOREPOS study. Bone. vol. 131:115156.
- (2019) Is having private health insurance associated with less support for public healthcare? Evidence from the Norwegian NHS. Health Policy. vol. 123 (7).
- (2018) The effect of copayments on the utilization of the GP service in Norway. Social Science and Medicine. vol. 205.
- (2017) Productivity growth, case mix and optimal size of hospitals. A 16-year study of the Norwegian hospital sector. Health Policy. vol. 121 (4).
- (2017) Efficacy and Safety of Individualized Coaching After Stroke: the LAST Study (Life After Stroke) A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial. Stroke.
- (2017) Alle til lags ... om fordeling av inntekter mellom helseforetak. Michael. vol. 14.
- (2017) Organisatoriske forhold og løsninger i spesialisthelsetjenesten – hva mener sykehuslegene?. Michael. vol. 14.
- (2016) Economic incentives and diagnostic coding in a public health care system. International Journal of Health Economics and Management.
- (2016) Factors associated with the amount of public home care received by elderly and intellectually disabled individuals in a large Norwegian municipality. Health and Social Care in the community. vol. 24 (3).
- (2016) Physical disability and cognitive impairment among recipients of long-term care. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice (JNEP). vol. 6 (7).
- (2016) Psychiatric readmissions and their association with environmental and health system characteristics: a systematic review of the literature. BMC Psychiatry. vol. 16 (376).
- (2015) A randomised controlled study of the long-term effects of exercise training on mortality in elderly people: Study protocol for the generation 100 study. BMJ Open. vol. 5 (2).
- (2014) Variations in levels of care between nursing home patients in a public health care system. BMC Health Services Research. vol. 14 (108).
- (2013) Life After STroke – the LAST study. Cerebrovascular Diseases. vol. 35.
- (2012) A long term follow up programme for maintenance of motor funnction after stroke: Protocol of the Life After STroke- The LAST Study. Stroke Research and Treatment. vol. 2012.
- (2012) Do hospitals perform better when they are led by doctors? Evidence on costs, efficiency and medical quality. European Journal of Public Health. vol. 22.