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Doctors are not using summary care records as intended

Most Norwegian doctors do not use the Norwegian summary care record to find critical information, such as allergies. Instead, they use the journal to search for the patient's medicines.

Nurses need more know-how in drug management

Some registered nurses (RNs) know too little about one of their daily tasks: administering drugs to patients. A researcher thinks the risk of medication error in Norway is too high.

The less educated are less satisfied with health services

Norwegians who have only completed primary school tend to be less satisfied with the national health service than their more highly educated compatriots, finds a recent study.

No place like home for dieting success

Obese people tend to lose the most weight when they are treated intensively in their daily environments.

Helping to reduce hospital admissions for COPD patients

Patients can use tablet computers to report their daily condition. Hospitals can pick up early symptoms, take action and thereby reduce admissions.

Talking can help heal crash victims

Patients admitted to casualty wards are less prone to develop post-traumatic stress, anxiety and depression if followed up with nurse-led therapeutic interventions.

Privatised vs. socialised health services

Depending on their leanings, politicians can portray privatisation as either a cure-all or the bane of Norwegian hospitals. Research doesn’t back either claim.

Calls of duty: physicians frustrated by phone interruptions

Many physicians are concerned by phone interruptions during work, a new study reveals.

Shift-working nurses need more shuteye

Nurses suffer insomnia and fatigue because of shift work, especially if they work night shifts and three-shift rotational schedules.

Powerful health care

Is power always an evil to be minimized, or can it be a means of ensuring that a patient in need of help gets the daily care he or she needs?