Affiliation: University of Bergen
- A low-key social insurance reform--effects of multidisciplinary outpatient treatment for back pain patients in NorwayArild Aakvik
Department of Economics, University of Bergen, Fosswinckelsg 6, N 5007 Bergen, Norway
J Health Econ 22:747-62. 2003..We also find that there are sound arguments for expanding the multidisciplinary outpatient programme for treating back pain patients...
- Access to primary health care and health outcomes: the relationships between GP characteristics and mortality ratesArild Aakvik
Department of Economics, University of Bergen, Herman Fossg 6, N 5007 Bergen, Norway
J Health Econ 25:1139-53. 2006..However, there is a significant effect of the composition of GPs, where an increase in the number of contracted GPs reduces mortality rates when compared with GPs employed directly by the municipality...
- Does variation in general practitioner (GP) practice matter for the length of sick leave? A multilevel analysis based on Norwegian GP-patient dataArild Aakvik
Department of Economics, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Soc Sci Med 70:1590-8. 2010..Based on this understanding one may infer that GPs play an advocate role for their patients in Norway, where the patients' own wishes are important when decisions are made...
- Variation in practice: a questionnaire survey of how congruence in attitudes between doctors and patients influences referral decisionsBenedicte Carlsen
Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Med Decis Making 28:262-8. 2008..In this study, the authors analyze whether congruence in attitudes between the GP and patients toward shared decision making affects the GP's referral rate...
- Patient involvement in clinical decision making: the effect of GP attitude on patient satisfactionBenedicte Carlsen
The Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, University of Bergen, Nygaardsgaten, Norway
Health Expect 9:148-57. 2006..This study investigates general practitioners' (GPs) and patients' attitudes to shared decision making, and how these attitudes affect patient satisfaction...