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...
- Prioritization and the elusive effect on welfare - a Norwegian health care reform revisitedArild Aakvik
Department of Economics, University of Bergen, Norway
Soc Sci Med 128:290-300. 2015..The FRW scheme costs more than it contributes in reduced productivity loss. We base our analyses on several different econometric methods using register data on approximately 13,500 individuals over the period 2007-2008...
- 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...