• Costs and quality at the hospital level in the nordic countries 

      Kittelsen, Sverre A.C.; Anthun, Kjartan Sarheim; Goude, Fanny; Huitfeldt, Ingrid Marie Schaumburg; Häkkinen, Unto; Kruse, Marie; Medin, Emma; Rehnberg, Clas; Rättö, Hanna (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      This article develops and analyzes patient register-based measures of quality for the major Nordic countries. Previous studies show that Finnish hospitals have significantly higher average productivity than hospitals in ...
    • Economic incentives and diagnostic coding in a public health care system 

      Anthun, Kjartan Sarheim; Bjørngaard, Johan Håkon; Magnussen, Jon (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      We analysed the association between economic incentives and diagnostic coding practice in the Norwegian public health care system. Data included 3,180,578 hospital discharges in Norway covering the period 1999–2008. For ...
    • High volumes of recent surgical admissions, time to surgery, and 60-day mortality 

      Nilsen, Sara Marie; Asheim, Andreas; Carlsen, Fredrik; Anthun, Kjartan Sarheim; Johnsen, Lars Gunnar; Vatten, Lars Johan; Bjørngaard, Johan Håkon (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Few studies have investigated potential consequences of strained surgical resources. The aim of this cohort study was to assess whether a high proportion of concurrent acute surgical admissions, tying up hospital surgical ...
    • Hospitals' Discharge Tendency and Risk of Death - An Analysis of 60,000 Norwegian Hip Fracture Patients 

      Nilsen, Sara Marie; Bjørngaard, Johan Håkon; Carlsen, Fredrik; Anthun, Kjartan Sarheim; Johnsen, Lars Gunnar; Vatten, Lars Johan; Asheim, Andreas (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Purpose: A reduction in the length of hospital stay may threaten patient safety. This study aimed to estimate the effect of organizational pressure to discharge on 60-day mortality among hip fracture patients. Patients ...
    • Kvalitet og produktivitet i norske sykehus 

      Kittelsen, Sverre A.C.; Anthun, Kjartan Sarheim; Huitfeldt, Ingrid Marie Schaumburg (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      I følge økonomisk teori vil sterke incentiver knyttet til kostnadsreduksjon kunne gå på bekostning av tjenestenes kvalitet, i det minste hvis tjenesteprodusentene driver effektivt, og incentiver knyttet til kvantitet bør ...
    • Productivity growth, case mix and optimal size of hospitals. A 16-year study of the Norwegian hospital sector 

      Anthun, Kjartan Sarheim; Kittelsen, Sverre A.C.; Magnussen, Jon (Journal article, 2017)
      Background and objectives This paper analyses productivity growth in the Norwegian hospital sector over a period of 16 years, 1999–2014. This period was characterized by a large ownership reform with subsequent hospital ...
    • Productivity in the Norwegian hospital sector: Financing, quality, coding and comparability 

      Anthun, Kjartan Sarheim (Doctoral theses at NTNU;2017:302, Doctoral thesis, 2017)
      Norsk sammendrag Produktivitet blant norske sykehus: Finansiering, kvalitet, koding og internasjonal sammenlignbarhet I en tid med aldrende befolkning og teknologisk utvikling er sykehustjenester i offentlige og universelle ...
    • Scale and quality in Nordic hospitals 

      Kittelsen, Sverre A.C.; Anthun, Kjartan Sarheim; Häkkinen, Unto; Kruse, Marie; Rehnberg, Clas (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Empirical analysis of hospitals in production economics often find little or no evidence of scale economies and quite small optimal sizes. Medical literature on the other hand provides evidence of better results for hospitals ...
    • Statistics as a Technology of Governance: The Norwegian Need for Numbers & Numbers for Need 

      Tøndel, Gunhild; Anthun, Kjartan Sarheim (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      Purpose - This study explores the development in Norway from an awareness of the need for numbers to govern in the 70s to a statistical information system launched in 2006, called IPLOS, to respond to this need. The article ...
    • Time of admission and mortality after hip fracture – a detailed look at the weekend effect in a nationwide study of 55 211 hip fracture patients in Norway 

      Asheim, Andreas; Nilsen, Sara Marie; Toch-Marquardt, Marlen; Anthun, Kjartan Sarheim; Johnsen, Lars Gunnar; Bjørngaard, Johan Håkon (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Background and purpose: There are numerous studies on the weekend effect for hip fracture patients, with conflicting results. We analyzed time of admission and discharge, and the association with mortality and length of ...