Tor Iversen

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Academic interests

Iversen's foremost academic interest is the impact of market conditions and economic instruments in the health sector. He has published papers on waiting times and other non price rationing mechanisms in health care, economic incentives for primary care physicians and other health economic issues.

Projects under work include the interaction between primary health care and specialist health services, economic incentives in long term care, relationships between social capital and health and characteristics of health insurance schemes in rural China. Comparisons of treatment outcomes and costs for five disease groups in seven European countries take place within the EU-funded project, European Health Care Outcomes, Performance and Efficiency (EuroHOPE).

Courses taught

Background

Iversen is an economist with specialization in health economics. He holds cand. oecon. (1978) and Ph.D.(1993) in economics, both from the University of Oslo.

Iversen was appointed Associate Professor at the former Center for Health Administration at the University of Oslo in 1993 and from 2001 Professor of Health Economics same place. He initiated and developed health economics as a teaching theme at the University of Oslo. He was one of the initiators of the Health Economics Research Programme at the University of Oslo (HERO) and from 2006 research director for HERO.

Iversen has had research stays at the University of York, England and the University of California, Berkeley (School of Public Health) two periods (1999-2000, 2005-2006).

Positions held

  • Associate Editor of Health Economics
  • Member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics
  • Co-editor of Nordic Journal of Health Economics
  • Member of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) Arrow Award Committee 2007-2011
  • Research director for HERO
  • Project leader in Norway for the EU-funded EuroHOPE.

Collaboration

Internationally, he has research cooperation with universities in six European countries through the EuroHOPE project, with researchers at two universities in the U.S. (Boston University and UC Berkeley) and with researchers at Shandong University in China.

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Publications

  • Iversen, Tor & Godager, Geir (2017). Fastlegen som portvakt. Michael.  ISSN 1893-9651.  14(19), s 43- 59 Show summary
  • Klitkou, Søren Toksvig; Iversen, Tor; Stensvold, Hans Jørgen & Rønnestad, Arild Erlend (2017). Use of hospital-based health care services among children aged 1 through 9 years who were born very preterm - a population-based study. BMC Health Services Research.  ISSN 1472-6963.  17(571) . doi: 10.1186/s12913-017-2498-3
  • Godager, Geir; Hennig-Schmidt, Heike & Iversen, Tor (2016). Does performance disclosure influence physicians’ medical decisions? An experimental study. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.  ISSN 0167-2681.  131, s 36- 46 . doi: 10.1016/j.jebo.2015.10.005
  • Guo, Na; Iversen, Tor; Lu, Mingshan; Wang, Jian & Shi, Luwen (2016). Does the new cooperative medical scheme reduce inequality in catastrophic health expenditure in rural China?. BMC Health Services Research.  ISSN 1472-6963.  16(1) . doi: 10.1186/s12913-016-1883-7
  • Hagen, Terje P.; Iversen, Tor & Moger, Tron Anders (2016). Risikojustering ved måling av predikert dødelighet etter hjerteinfarkt. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.  ISSN 0029-2001.  136(5), s 423- 427 . doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.13.1292
  • Iversen, Tor (2016). Primary Care: Effectiveness and Costs, In Richard M. Scheffler (ed.),  World Scientific Handbook of Global Health Economics and Public Policy.  World Scientific.  ISBN 978-981-4612-31-9.  Volume 3.  s 231 - 268
  • Iversen, Tor; Anell, Anders; Häkkinen, Unto; Kronborg, Christian & Olafsdottir, Thorhildur (2016). Coordination of care in the Nordic countries. Nordic Journal of Health Economics.  ISSN 1892-9729.  4(1), s 41- 55
  • Iversen, Tor & Mokienko, Anastasia (2016). Supplementing gatekeeping with a revenue scheme for secondary care providers. International Journal of Health Economics and Management.  ISSN 2199-9023.  16(3), s 247- 267 . doi: 10.1007/s10754-016-9188-2 Show summary
  • Iversen, Tor; Øien, Henning & Schou, Arild (2016). Fastlegene i samhandlingsreformen. Tidsskrift for omsorgsforskning.  ISSN 2387-5976.  2(2), s 107- 116 . doi: 10.18261/ISSN.2387-5984-2016-02-05 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Rose Olsen, Kim; Anell, Anders; Häkkinen, Unto; Iversen, Tor; Olafsdottir, Thorhildur & Sutton, Matt (2016). General practice in the Nordic countries. Nordic Journal of Health Economics.  ISSN 1892-9729.  4(1), s 56- 67 . doi: 10.5617/njhe.2801
  • Øien, Henning; Iversen, Tor; Helgesen, Marit Kristine & Schou, Arild (2016). Fallforebygging I samhandlingsreformen. Tidsskrift for omsorgsforskning.  ISSN 2387-5976.  2(3), s 177- 188 . doi: 10.18261/issn.2387-5984-2016-03-04 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Godager, Geir; Iversen, Tor & Ma, Ching-To Albert (2015). Competition, gatekeeping, and health care access. Journal of Health Economics.  ISSN 0167-6296.  39, s 159- 170 . doi: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2014.11.005
  • Hagen, Terje P.; Iversen, Tor; Klitkou, Søren Toksvig; Moger, Tron Anders & Häkkinen, Unto (2015). Socio-economic inequality in the use of procedures and mortality among AMI patients: Quantifying the effects along different paths. Health Economics.  ISSN 1057-9230.  24, s 102- 115 . doi: 10.1002/hec.3269 Show summary
  • Häkkinen, Unto; Rosenqvist, Gunnar; Iversen, Tor; Rehnberg, Clas & Seppälä, Timo T. (2015). Outcome, use of resources and their relationship in the treatment of AMI, stroke and hip fracture at European hospitals. Health Economics.  ISSN 1057-9230.  24, s 116- 139 . doi: 10.1002/hec.3270
  • Iversen, Tor; Aas, Eline; Rosenqvist, Gunnar & Häkkinen, Unto (2015). Comparative Analysis of Treatment Costs in EUROHOPE. Health Economics.  ISSN 1057-9230.  24, s 5- 22 . doi: 10.1002/hec.3262
  • Folland, Sherman & Iversen, Tor (2014). How does social capital arise in populations, In Sherman Folland & Lorenzo Rocco (ed.),  The Economics of Social Capital and Health.  World Scientific.  ISBN 978-981429339-6.  Chapter 5.  s 45 - 66
  • Godager, Geir & Iversen, Tor (2014). Sosial ulikhet i bruk av helsetjenester i Norge, I: Grete Synøve Botten; Jan C Frich; Terje P. Hagen; Tor Iversen & Halvor Nordby (red.),  Helsetjenestens nye logikk.  Akademika forlag.  ISBN 978-82-321-0348-5.  Kap. 23.  s 231 - 245
  • Askildsen, Jan Erik; Iversen, Tor & Kaarbøe, Oddvar Martin (2013). Review of waiting times policies: Country case studies - Norway, In Luigi Siciliani; Michael Borowitz & Valerie Moran (ed.),  Waiting Time Policies in the Health Sector - What works?.  OECD Publishing.  ISBN 978-9264-17906-6.  Chapter 12.  s 221 - 236
  • Häkkinen, Unto; Iversen, Tor; Peltola, Mikko; Seppälä, Timo; Malmivaara, Antti; Belicza, Eva; Fattore, Giovanni; Numerato, Dino; Heijink, Richard; Medin, Emma & Rehnberg, Clas (2013). Health care performance comparison using a disease-based approach: The EuroHOPE project. Health Policy.  ISSN 0168-8510.  112(1-2), s 100- 109 . doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2013.04.013
  • Iversen, Tor; Ma, Ching-To Albert & Meyer, Haakon E (2013). Immigrants' acculturation and changes in Body Mass Index. Economics and Human Biology.  ISSN 1570-677X.  11(1), s 1- 7 . doi: 10.1016/j.ehb.2012.02.003
  • Godager, Geir; Lurås, Hilde & Iversen, Tor (2012). Framtidens betalingssystemer i allmennlegetjenesten, I: Hans Olav Melberg & Lars Erik Kjekshus (red.),  Fremtidens Helse-Norge.  Fagbokforlaget.  ISBN 9788245012088.  10.  s 187 - 204
  • Iversen, Tor & Kittelsen, Sverre A.C. (2012). Challenges in health care financing and provision. Nordic Economic Policy Review.  ISSN 1904-4526.  2 . doi: 10.6027/TN2013-514
  • Iversen, Tor & Lurås, Hilde (2012). Capitation and incentives in primary care, In Andrew M. Jones (ed.),  The Elgar Companion To Health Economics, Second Edition.  Edward Elgar Publishing.  ISBN 978 1 84980 267 3.  Chapter 26.  s 280 - 288
  • Karlsson, Martin; Iversen, Tor & Øien, Henning (2012). Scandinavian Long-Term Care Financing, In Joan Costa-Font & Christophe Courbage (ed.),  Financing Long-Term Care in Europe Institutions, Markets and Models.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 9780230249462.  Kapittel 14.  s 254 - 278
  • Siciliani, Luigi & Iversen, Tor (2012). Waiting times and waiting lists, In Andrew M. Jones (ed.),  The Elgar Companion To Health Economics, Second Edition.  Edward Elgar Publishing.  ISBN 978 1 84980 267 3.  Chapter 24.  s 259 - 268
  • Øien, Henning; Karlsson, Martin & Iversen, Tor (2012). The Impact of Financial Incentives on the Composition of Long-term Care in Norway. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy.  ISSN 2040-5790.  34(2), s 258- 274 . doi: 10.1093/aepp/pps021
  • Grepperud, Sverre & Iversen, Tor (2011). Hvem har arbeidsgiverfinansiert behandlingsforsikring?. Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning.  ISSN 0809-2052.  14(1), s 15- 24 Show summary
  • Iversen, Tor & Lurås, Hilde (2011). Patient switching in general practice. Journal of Health Economics.  ISSN 0167-6296.  30(5), s 894- 903 . doi: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2011.07.008 Show summary
  • Iversen, Tor & Ma, Ching-To Albert (2011). Market conditions and general practitioners’ referrals. International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics.  ISSN 1389-6563.  11, s 245- 265 . doi: 10.1007/s10754-011-9101-y Show summary
  • Iversen, Tor & Siciliani, Luigi (2011). Non-price rationing and waiting times, In Sherry Glied & Peter C. Smith (ed.),  The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 978-0-19-923882-8.  27.  s 650 - 670
  • Biørn, Erik; Hagen, TP; Iversen, Tor & Magnussen, Jon (2010). How different are hospitals' responses to a financial reform? The impact on efficiency of activity-based financing. Health Care Management Science.  ISSN 1386-9620.  13(1), s 1- 16 . doi: 10.1007/s10729-009-9106-y
  • Dahl, Espen H; Ellingsen, Jostein & Iversen, Tor (2010). Markedsforholdenes betydning for fastlegenes henvisninger til radiologiske undersøkelser. Samfunnsøkonomen.  ISSN 1890-5250.  64(1), s 20- 27
  • Godager, Geir & Iversen, Tor (2009). Internasjonal handel med helsetjenester:Vil liberalisering påvirke pasienter og tilbydere i helsesektoren?. Samfunnsøkonomen.  ISSN 1890-5250.  (6)
  • Godager, Geir; Iversen, Tor & Ma, Ching-To Albert (2009). Service motives and profit incentives among physicians. International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics.  ISSN 1389-6563.  9(1), s 39- 57 . doi: 10.1007/s10754-008-9046-y

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  • Aas, Eline; Iversen, Tor & Hoff, Geir (2017). The Effect of Education on Health Behavior after Screening for Colorectal Cancer. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.  ISBN 978-1-78635-466-2.  36 s.
  • Frich, Jan C; Iversen, Tor & Tjerbo, Trond (red.) (2017). Helsepolitikkens faglige premisser. Det norske medicinske Selskab.  ISBN 978-82-92871-87-4.  243 s.
  • Botten, Grete Synøve; Frich, Jan C; Hagen, Terje P.; Iversen, Tor & Nordby, Halvor (red.) (2014). Helsetjenestens nye logikk. Akademika forlag.  ISBN 978-82-321-0348-5.  343 s.

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  • Bolin, Kristian; Lindgren, Björn; Grossman, Michael; Gyrd-Hansen, Dorte; Iversen, Tor; Kaestner, Robert & Sindelar, Jody L. (2017). Introduction. Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research.  ISSN 0731-2199.  25, s xiii- xvi . doi: 10.1108/S0731-219920170000025009
  • Frich, Jan C; Iversen, Tor & Tjerbo, Trond (2017). Helsepolitikkens faglige premisser. Michael.  ISSN 1893-9651.  14, s 9- 16
  • Wang, Jian; Hennig-Schmidt, Heike; Iversen, Tor & Godager, Geir (2017). How Changes in Payment Schemes Influence Provision Behavior-Evidence from a lab experiment with physicians and medical students. HERO skriftserie / Working paper. 2.
  • Aas, Eline & Iversen, Tor (2016). The effect of human capital on health behaviour after screening for colorectal cancer.
  • Godager, Geir & Iversen, Tor (2016). Brukernes erfaringer med fastlegeordningen 2001- 2015. HERO skriftserie / Working paper. 10.
  • Hagen, Terje P. & Iversen, Tor (2016). EuroHOPE – sammenligning av helseutfall og behandlingskostnader mellom sju europeiske land. BestPractice.  (Juni), s 17- 19
  • Hagen, Terje P.; Iversen, Tor & Moger, Tron Anders (2016). T.P. Hagen og medarbeidere svarer:. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.  ISSN 0029-2001.  136(8), s 690- 690 . doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.16.0331
  • Iversen, Tor (2016). Health care financing - how to finance service production?.
  • Iversen, Tor (2016). Primary care capacity and utilization of specialized health care.
  • Iversen, Tor (2016). Promising leads in health economics research on general practice.
  • Godager, Geir; Iversen, Tor; Morken, Tone & Hunskaar, Steinar (2015). Fastlønn ved legevaktarbeid. Rapport (Nasjonalt kompetansesenter for legevaktmedisin). 4.
  • Häkkinen, Unto; Iversen, Tor; Peltola, Mikko; Rehnberg, Clas & Seppälä, Timo T. (2015). Towards explaining international differences in health care performance: Results of the EuroHOPE project. Health Economics.  ISSN 1057-9230.  24, s 1- 4 . doi: 10.1002/hec.3282
  • Iversen, Tor (2015). Aflønning i almen praksis.
  • Iversen, Tor (2015). Friskliv, læring og mestring – lønner det seg?.
  • Iversen, Tor (2015). Hvem har arbeidsgiverbetalt helseforsikring?.
  • Iversen, Tor (2015). Primary care capacity and utilization of specialized health care.
  • Iversen, Tor (2015). Primary care capacity and utilization of specialized health care for patients with chronic disease.
  • Wang, Jian; Godager, Geir; Hennig-Schmidt, Heike; Iversen, Tor & Jing, Lin (2015). The Impact of Payment Systems on Medical Students’ and Physicians’ Behavior – An Experimental Study in China.
  • Botten, Grete; Frich, Jan C; Hagen, Terje P.; Iversen, Tor & Nordby, Halvor (2014). Helsetjenestens nye logikk: fortsatt målrettet mangfold, I: Grete Synøve Botten; Jan C Frich; Terje P. Hagen; Tor Iversen & Halvor Nordby (red.),  Helsetjenestens nye logikk.  Akademika forlag.  ISBN 978-82-321-0348-5.  Kapittel 1.  s 13 - 22
  • Godager, Geir; Hennig-Schmidt, Heike & Iversen, Tor (2014). Does performance disclosure influence physicians’ medical decisions? An experimental study. HERO skriftserie / Working paper. 4.
  • Godager, Geir & Iversen, Tor (2014). Brukernes erfaringer med fastlegeordningen 2001 – 2012. Trender i bruk, tilgjengelighet og fornøydhet. HERO skriftserie / Working paper. 2.
  • Godager, Geir; Iversen, Tor & Hennig-Schmidt, Heike (2014). Does performance disclosure influence physicians’ medical decisions? An experimental analysis.
  • Iversen, Tor (2014). A comparative analysis of treatment costs in European countries.
  • Iversen, Tor (2014). Aktuelle utfordringer i helsesektorene i Norden.
  • Iversen, Tor (2014). Incentives in Health Care.
  • Godager, Geir; Hennig-Schmidt, Heike & Iversen, Tor (2013). Does performance disclosure influence physicians’ medical decisions?.
  • Godager, Geir; Hennig-Schmidt, Heike & Iversen, Tor (2013). Does performance disclosure influence physicians’ medical decisions? An experimental analysis. HERO skriftserie / Working paper. 1. Show summary
  • Godager, Geir; Hennig-Schmidt, Heike & Iversen, Tor (2013). Does performance disclosure influence physicians’ medical decisions? An experimental analysis.
  • Godager, Geir; Iversen, Tor & Hennig-Schmidt, Heike (2013). Does performance disclosure influence physicians’ medical decisions? An experimental analysis.
  • Godager, Geir; Iversen, Tor & Ma, Ching-To Albert (2013). Gatekeeping and Access to Health Care.
  • Iversen, Tor & Mokienko, Anastasia (2013). Stimulating gatekeeping by means of the revenuesystem.
  • Lieng, Marit; Busund, Bjørn; Ræder, Johan & Iversen, Tor (2013). Innsatsstyrt finansiering og dagkirurgi. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.  ISSN 0029-2001.  133, s 974- 976 . doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.13.0155
  • Godager, Geir; Iversen, Tor & Ma, Ching-To Albert (2012). Competition, Gatekeeping, and Health Care Access.
  • Iversen, Tor (2012). Rapport om problemer i helsesektorene i Norden. HERO skriftserie / Working paper. 1.
  • Iversen, Tor & Mokienko, Anastasia (2012). Change in the Payment Scheme and Referrals to Private and Public Radiology.
  • Ma, Ching-To Albert; Iversen, Tor & Godager, Geir (2012). Gatekeeping and Access to Health Care.
  • Hagen, Terje P.; Amayu, Kebebew Negera; Godager, Geir; Iversen, Tor & Øien, Henning (2011). Utviklingen i kommunenes helse- og omsorgstjenester 1986-2010. HERO skriftserie / Working paper. 5.
  • Iversen, Tor (2011). Vil flere fastleger medføre mindre bruk av spesialisthelsetjenester?.
  • Iversen, Tor (2011). Vägval i Norden - en ESO-rapport om skillnader och likheter i Norden. Show summary
  • Iversen, Tor; Godager, Geir & Ma, Ching-To Albert (2011). Gatekeeping and access to health care.
  • Iversen, Tor; Hagen, Terje P. & Godager, Geir (2011). Omfang og sammensetning av omsorgstjenester i tre nordiske land. HERO skriftserie / Working paper. 2. Show summary
  • Iversen, Tor; Ma, Ching-To Albert & Godager, Geir (2011). Gatekeeping and Access to Health Care.
  • Øien, Henning; Karlsson, Martin & Iversen, Tor (2011). The Impact of Economic Incentives on the Assignment to Type of Long Term Care in Norway.
  • Godager, Geir & Iversen, Tor (2010). Mytebasert helsereform. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).  ISSN 0804-3116.  (24)
  • Iversen, Tor (2010). Possible health economics research related to FYSIOPRIM.
  • Iversen, Tor (2010). Research for sustainable health systems in a changing context.
  • Iversen, Tor (2010, 18. februar). Slår bena under reform.  Dagens Næringsliv.
  • Iversen, Tor & Godager, Geir (2010). Brukernes erfaringer med fastlegeordningen 2001-2008. Trender i bruk, tilgjengelighet og fornøydhet. HERO skriftserie / Working paper. 1.
  • Iversen, Tor; Godager, Geir & Ma, Ching-To Albert (2010). Gatekeeping and Accessibility in Health Care.
  • Iversen, Tor; Godager, Geir & Ma, Ching-To Albert (2010). Gatekeeping and Accessibility in Health Care.
  • Iversen, Tor; Ma, Ching-To Albert & Meyer, Haakon E (2010). Immigrants´ acculturation and changes in body mass index. HERO skriftserie / Working paper. 3. Show summary
  • Karlsson, Martin; Iversen, Tor & Øien, Henning (2010). Scandinavian long-term care financing. HERO skriftserie / Working paper. 2. Show summary
  • Godager, Geir & Iversen, Tor (2009). Er listebaronene problemet?. Dagens medisin.  ISSN 1501-4290.  (07)
  • Godager, Geir & Iversen, Tor (2009). Helsetjenester uten grenser? Om internasjonal handel med helsetjenester og mulige virkninger av internasjonal konkurranse for det norske helsevesene. HERO skriftserie / Working paper. 5.
  • Iversen, Tor (2009). Five challenges in the Nordic model for tax-financed health care.
  • Iversen, Tor (2009). Helsevesenets utfordringer.
  • Iversen, Tor (2009). Market Conditions and General Practitioners’ Referrals.
  • Iversen, Tor (2009). Market Conditions and General Practitioners’ Referrals.
  • Iversen, Tor (2009). Market Conditions and General Practitioners’ Referrals.
  • Iversen, Tor (2009). Ressursbruk og behandlingsresultater i Norge og i andre land.
  • Iversen, Tor & Ma, Ching-To Albert (2009). Market Conditions and General Practitioners’ Referrals. HERO skriftserie / Working paper. 2009:8.
  • Aas, Eline & Iversen, Tor (2008). Helseøkonomisk evaluering – Behandling av barn med post traumatisk stress syndrom.
  • Aas, Eline & Iversen, Tor (2008). The impact of education and social capital on treatment outcome for patients with colorectal cancer.

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