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HELSEVEL-Gode og effektive helse-, omsorgs- og velferdstjenester

Studies in Quality and Cost of Care for the Elderly

Awarded: NOK 8.0 mill.

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2008 - 2017


This project aims at providing knowledge of some issues highlighted in Report no. 25 (2005-2006) to the Storting about the future challenges in long-term care. The report states that more knowledge about governance, management and leadership is required. We respond to this concern by offering a project that focuses on the associations between the different financial and management arrangements and the composition and quality of care for the elderly. The project consists of two sub-projects: A.The impact of leadership in nursing homes on quality of care, job satisfaction and costs B. The impact of economic incentives on the composition of long-term care services Sub-project A describes what kinds of leadership that exist in Norwegian nursing homes and eva luate quality, job satisfaction and cost per patient. Finally, the study will carry out an aggregate analysis exploring the relationship between all four main variables: leadership, quality, job satisfaction and cost. Sub-project B highlights the system of transfers and user co-payments related to long-term care and aims at studying to what extent potential inefficiencies in assignment and composition of long-term care to the elderly can be traced in actual data.

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HELSEVEL-Gode og effektive helse-, omsorgs- og velferdstjenester