Høyspesialisert medisin. Hvordan bør oppgavene fordeles?
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OriginalversjonTidsskrift for den Norske lægeforening 1992, 112 (23):2985-8
Norway has four million inhabitants and five university hospitals, each serving one health region. The authors describe the work of a governmental medical committee, whose mandate is to advise on where to locate the various highly specialized medical services. Important questions have been the relationship between experience and quality, and the desire of each university clinic to be able to provide treatment within its own region for most health problems. Their reasons are concern about research and specialist training, and the preference of patients for treatment near to home. A list of proposed national and over-regional centers for certain treatments has been prepared on the basis of the experts' report and comments from all university clinics. These recommendations have provided a medical basis for later economic and political analyses prior to final decision by the Government. Norwegian legislation permits strong governmental regulation of the highly specialized health services.