NORCHER – Norwegian Centre for Health Service Research
The purpose of NORCHER is to develop, implement and evaluate models for health-service delivery that encourage equal access, high quality and cost effectiveness.
All European countries, including Norway, are challenged by an aging population. Simultaneously, citizens’ expectations to the delivery of their health and welfare-services are on the rise.
It is therefore vital that our models for health-service delivery are knowledgebased and fosters innovative approaches so that we are able to meet the needs of the people within sustainable economic frameworks.
NORCHER Priorities and Collaborations
Through NORCHER we will build institutional expertise and capacity within the area of health service research. The project will analyse several patient groups. However, since many healthcare systems have significant shortcomings in delivering care for mentally ill persons and patients with chronic conditions and/or multimorbidity, these groups are of particular importance.
NORCHER will further develop register-based analysis focusing on:
- The effect of differences in reimbursement systems for GPs
- The effects of health care services on the return to the labor market for previously ill persons
- Comparative effectiveness studies between Nordic countries
The project is funded through the Research Council of Norway and led by The Department of Health management and Health Economics at Institute of Health and Society (UiO). The project is developed in close collaboration with South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority and the hospital in Vestfold. Vestfold hospital and the municipalities in Vestfold will pilot new service models before they are evaluated.
For more information about this project, please visit our Norwegian page.