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Immigrants’ use of emergency primary health care in Norway: a registry-based observational study
(BioMed Central, 2012-09-07)
Background: Emigrants are often a selected sample and in good health, but migration can have deleterious effects on health. Many immigrant groups report poor health and increased use of health services, and it is often ...
Recommended content of referral letters from general practitioners to specialised mental health care: a qualitative multi-perspective study
(BioMed Central, 2013-08-19)
Background: In most Western countries, the referral letter forms the basis for establishing the priority of patients for specialised health care and for the coordination of care between the services. To be able to define ...
A new pathway for elective surgery to reduce cancellation rates
(BioMed Central, 2012-06-11)
Background: The cancellation of planned surgeries causes prolonged wait times, harm to patients, and is a waste of scarce resources. To reduce high cancellation rates in a Norwegian general hospital, the pathway for elective ...
Safety measures to prevent workplace violence in emergency primary care centres - a cross-sectional study
(BioMed Central, 2013-10-03)
Background: Employees in emergency primary care centres (EPCC) have raised personal safety as an issue. Despite a high risk of experiencing workplace violence at EPCCs in Norway, knowledge regarding applied preventive measures ...
Sustainability of healthcare improvement: what can we learn from learning theory?
(BioMed Central Ltd., 2012-08-03)
Background Changes that improve the quality of health care should be sustained. Falling back to old, unsatisfactory ways of working is a waste of resources and can in the worst case increase resistance to later initiatives ...