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Quality in global health research: methodological and empirical approaches

In our first interdisciplinary seminar we want to address how 'quality' is approached across different disciplines in global health research. How do different disciplines do research on quality in health care - empirically and methodologically - and how can these complement each other?


08.45 Registration and Coffee  
09.15 - 10.30 First session  

Welcome by the leader of the Centre for Global Health

Johanne Sundby

Introduction by the Rector of the University of Oslo

Ole Petter Ottersen


What is quality? An overview on methods for quality assessment. (pdf)

Johanne Sundby

Health Information Systems and Quality (pdf)

Petter Nielsen

10.30 - 10.45 Coffee Break  
10.45 - 12.00 Second session  

Reality Check: Implications of using maternal death auditing to assess quality of care (pdf)

Viva Combs Thorsen


Provision of essential surgery in Sub-Saharan Africa through task shifting:  Evidence and controversies behind current practice (pdf)

Karine Nordstrand


Natural Calamities and ‘The Big Migration’: Challenges to the Mongolian Health System (pdf)

Benedikte V. Lindskog

12.15-13.15 Lunch: We will walk together from Kristine Bonnevies hus to the cafeteria in the Fredrikke building, 2nd floor, where lunch will be served at reserved tables.  
13.15 - 14.30 Third session  

Quality improvements: What works?  How can we tell? (pdf)

Atle Fretheim

Payment systems and quality: Should we pay for effort or results? (pdf)

Hans Olav Melberg

Quality - how to make it an operational concept (pdf)

Austen Davis
14.30 - 14.45 Coffee Break  
14.45 - 16.00  Fourth session: Panel discussion  

The Panel

  • Johanne Sundby, Leader of Centre for Global Health, University of  Oslo
  • Austen Davis, Senior Adviser -  Department for Global Health, Education and Research, NORAD
  • Nils Daulaire, Senior Visiting Scholar on Global Health Security, Norwegian Institute for Public Health (Nasjonalt Folkehelseintitutt)
Published May 27, 2014 2:01 PM - Last modified Oct. 27, 2017 12:40 PM