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Interaction between GPs and Hospitals (completed)

This project investigates the effect of cooperation initiatives on general practitioners' (GP) satisfaction.


About the project

Several organizational solutions have been and are being implemented in order to improve the coordination of health care treatment between the primary and the secondary levels. However, we know less about the effects of the implemented initiatives. The aim of this project is to gather information about the effects of different organizational variables at the hospital level on the coordination of care between the primary and secondary levels of the health care system.


To analyze the effects of hospital level variables on GP satisfaction with the coordination of care between the hospital and municipal levels.


  • Kjekshus, Lars Erik og Trond Tjerbo. "Interaction between GPs and hospitals: The effect of cooperation initiatives on GPs satisfaction" Abstract acepted for presentation at EHMA Annual Conference, 22-24 June 2011: "Integration in Health and Healthcare", Portugal 2011.
  • Tjerbo, Trond og Lars Erik Kjekshus "Coordinating health care: Lessons form Norway". International Journal of Integrated Care. Vol 5, Nov. 2005.
  • Kjekshus, Lars Erik. "Primary healthcare and hospital interaction: Effects for hospital length of stay". Scandinavian Journal of Public Health Vol 33. no. 2, 2005.


The project is carried out by Lars Erik Kjekshus and Trond Tjerbo. Data from two GP surveys in 2004 and 2006 is merged with hospital organizational data (INTORG) and other variables at the hospital level (SSB/NPR)


The Norwegian Research Council financed the GP data. Tjerbo has also recieved financing from NFR project no. 172535


NIBR – Norwegian Institute of Urban and Regional Research

Start - Finish

Work on the project started in 2010 and will be finished in 2012.

Published Mar. 27, 2011 6:12 PM - Last modified Feb. 17, 2020 8:54 AM


Project leader:

Lars Erik Kjekshus