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  • E-mailBettina.Husebo@uib.no
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    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen
  • Nursing Home Medicine
  • Palliative Medicine and Palliative Care
  • Assessment of Pain in Patients with Dementia
  • Impact of Pain on Behavioural Disturbances in Patients with Dementia
  • Psychometrics and Algesimetry

CURRENT POSITIONS

  • 2017 - Professor IGS, UoB/Leader of Centre for Elderly and Nursing Home Medicine
  • 2012 - 2017 Assoc. prof., IGS, UoB, Leader of SEFAS
  • 2016 - Researcher (20%) at Dep. Nursing Home Medicine, Municipality of Bergen

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

  • 2011-2015 Researcher, National Centre Age-related Med (20%), Stavanger UniHosp
  • 2012 Researcher at NOKLUS, Haraldsplass Diaconian Hospital (50%)
  • 2001-2005 Consultant (20%) at Centre for Excellence Palliative Care, Western Norway
  • 1997-2011 Medical Director Bergen Red Cross Nursing Home (BRKS)     
  • 1996-1997 Consultant Malteser University Hospital, University of Bonn
  • 1993-1997 Leader for Home Care Service for Palliative Care (20%), University of Bonn

FELLOWSHIPS

  • 2014 Specialist in Elderly and Nursing Home Medicine, UoB (kompetansepåbygging)
  • 2012 Specialist in Palliative Medicine, UoB (kompetansepåbygging)
  • 2008-2011 Postdoctor fellow “Impact Pain in Dementia”; Research Council Norway (RCN) Grant
  • 1995 Specialist in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, University of Bonn, Germany

EDUCATION

  • 2008 PhD thesis, IGS, Faculty of Medicine Dentistry, UoB, Health Rehabilitation Grant
  • 1993 Dissertation/Doctoral thesis, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bonn, Germany
  • 1988 Medical doctor (MD), Faculty of Medicine, University of Bonn, Germany

INVITED PRESENTATIONS TO PEER-REVIEWED, INTERNATIONALLY ESTBLISHED CONGRESSES:

2016 Nov             Int. Congress of Nursing Home Medicine, Barcelona

2016 Sept            German Palliative Care Congress, Leipzig

2016 Sept            Regional Palliative Care Congress Rhein-Ruhr, Bochum

2016 April            WUN conference, Chinese University of Hong Kong

2015 Oct              Horizons Comparative Integrative Res. Ageing Health. Karolinska, Stockholm

2015 Sept            Int. Congress Advance Care Planning, Munich

2015 April            European Congress of Pain in Dementia, Bergen

2015 April            Int. Pain Congress, Auckland, New Zealand

2014 Mar             COST-Action TD2005; Summer School, Amsterdam

2012 Mar             COST-Action TD2005; Summer School, Bamberg

2012 Aug             World Congress of Pain, Milano

2012 July             European Congress of General Practitioners (WONCA), Vienna

2012 May            International Congress of Palliative Care, Sylt, Germany

2012 Mar             German Congress of Pain and Palliative Care, Frankfurt

2012 Jan              European Conference on Pain and Impaired Cognition, Leiden (NL)

 

PRIZES AND AWARDS

2016                      1. Poster Award by UoB, Thorsen CK, et al., “Epidemiology of Death at Home”.

2012                      Annual Award “Best Research Lecturer” by UoB, Faculty of Medicine

2012                      Annual Award “Teacher of the year” by IGS, UoB.         

2010                      Egget Research 2. Prize for best PhD-project: Pain assessment in dementia

2010                      Award Organization Protection Human Dignity: End-of –life care in dementia

2009                      Research Award Norwegian Pain Society. “Who suffers most?”

2009                      1. Poster Award. Pain Behaviour in Dementia. 11th Congress EAPC, Vienna

2008                      Norwegian Red Cross Award, Torstein Dale: Palliative care for elderly people

1994                      Award by the Malteser Knight Foundation, Köln, Germany, for humanitarian and medical support in East Europe (1989-1994)

SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

2008- Collaboration with 4 Post doctor and Assoc. Prof. Researchers, and supervision for 10 PhD Candidates, 4 Master Students

 

INSTITUTIONAL RESPONIBILITIES

Since 2012 Head of Centre for Elderly and Nursing Home Medicine (SEFAS), leader of SEFAS Research Group, IGS, UoB, including Seminar for PhD/ postdoc candidates and “Emnekurs” for Medical Students, related to Elderly Medicine and Palliative Care.

  • 2020. Trajectories of physical performance in nursing home residents with dementia. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. 8 pages.
  • 2020. Sensing technology to facilitate behavioral and psychological symptoms and to monitor treatment response in people with dementia: A systematic review. 1-13.
  • 2020. Home dwelling persons with dementia's perception on care support: Qualitative study. Nursing Ethics. 1-12.
  • 2020. General practitioners' provision of end-of-life care and associations with dying at home: a registry-based longitudinal study. Family Practice. 1-8.
  • 2020. Ensomhet hjemme og i sykehjem. Fagbokforlaget.
  • 2020. Belastende besøksstans. Dagsavisen.
  • 2020. Behandling, omsorg og pleie for døende sykehjemspasienter med covid-19. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.
  • 2019. “We live as good a life as we can, in the situation we’re in” – the significance of the home as perceived by persons with dementia. BMC Geriatrics. 1-10.
  • 2019. Å leve hjemme med demens.
  • 2019. The significance of the home in persons with dementia - A qualitative study.
  • 2019. The safety attitudes questionnaire – ambulatory version: psychometric properties of the Norwegian version for nursing homes. BMC Health Services Research. 1-14.
  • 2019. The effect of a multicomponent intervention on quality of Life in residents of nursing homes: A randomized controlled trial (COSMOS). Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 330-339.
  • 2019. Sleep in Nursing Home Patients: Clinical Assessment and the Effects of Pain Treatment on Sleep.
  • 2019. Quality of Life and Pain Medication Use in Persons With Advanced Dementia Living in Long-Term Care Facilities. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 1432-1437.
  • 2019. Psychosis symptoms in nursing home residents with and without dementia?Cross-sectional analyses from the COSMOS study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 683-691.
  • 2019. Patient and Informal Caregiver Participation in Research (PAICPAIR) Part 1.
  • 2019. Opportunities for improvement in nursing homes: Variance of six patient safety climate factor scores across nursing homes and wards - Assessed by the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire. PLOS ONE. 1-11.
  • 2019. LIVE@Home.Path.
  • 2019. LIVE@Home.Path.
  • 2019. Implementing a novel strategy for interprofessional medication review using collegial mentoring and systematic clinical evaluation in nursing homes (COSMOS). BMC Geriatrics. 1-11.
  • 2019. Hva styrker verdigheten til kreftsyke kvinner som ønsker å dø hjemme? Sykepleien.
  • 2019. Framework for Patient and Informal Caregiver Participation in Research (PAICPAIR): Part 1. Advances in Nursing Science. 13 pages.
  • 2019. Ethics, privacy and regulations in research including home-dwelling people with dementia. .
  • 2019. Efficacy and safety of analgesic treatment for depression in nursing home patients with dementia.
  • 2019. Dignity-preserving care as perceived by older women living at home with incurable cancer – preliminary results.
  • 2019. Digital Assessments for Individualized Dementia Care.
  • 2019. Associations between home deaths and end-of-life nursing care trajectories for community-dwelling people: a population-based registry study. BMC Health Services Research. 1-9.
  • 2019. Analgesic treatments in people with dementia - how safe are they? A systematic review. Expert Opinion on Drug Safety. 511-522.
  • 2019. A bu heime med demens.
  • 2018. Tolerability of buprenorphine transdermal system in nursing home patients with advanced dementia: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial (DEP.PAIN.DEM). Clinical Interventions in Aging. 935-946.
  • 2018. Styrker arbeidet for de eldre.
  • 2018. Quality of life and paracetamolin advanced dementia (Q-TIP): A randomized double blind controlled cross-over trial. BMC Geriatrics. 8 pages.
  • 2018. Pain and physical function among nursing home patients and people with dementia.
  • 2018. Long-term pain treatment did not improve sleep in nursing home patients with comorbid dementia and depression: A 13-week randomized placebo-controlled trial. Frontiers in Psychology. 1-10.
  • 2018. Living at home with dementia.
  • 2018. LIVE@HOME with dementia - a pilot study.
  • 2018. Few planned home deaths in Norway. A population-based cross-sectional study. (Oral session O6.2.1).
  • 2018. Experiences from how interdisciplinary network initiatives enhance care home research.
  • 2018. Efficacy and Safety of Analgesic Treatment for Depression in People with Advanced Dementia: Randomised, Multicentre, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial (DEP.PAIN.DEM). Drugs & Aging. 545-558.
  • 2018. Effects of pain treatment on sleep in nursing home patients with dementia and depression: A multicenter placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 663-670.
  • 2018. Description of an advance care planning intervention in nursing homes: Outcomes of the process evaluation. BMC Geriatrics. 1-11.
  • 2018. Deprescribing antihypertensive treatment in nursing home patients and the effect on blood pressure. Journal of Geriatric Cardiology. 275-283.
  • 2018. Comparing unplanned and potentially planned home deaths: a population-based cross-sectional study. BMC Palliative Care. 1-11.
  • 2018. Body movements as pain indicators in older people with cognitive impairment: A systematic review. 17 pages.
  • 2018. Authors’ Reply to Stefani: “Efficacy and Safety of Analgesic Treatment for Depression in People with Advanced Dementia: Randomised, Multicentre, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial (DEP.PAIN.DEM)”. Drugs & Aging. 1121-1122.
  • 2018. Advance Care Planning in Nursing Homes–Improving the Communication Among Patient, Family, and Staff: Results From a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial (COSMOS). Frontiers in Psychology. 1-10.
  • 2018. A Fine Balance: Drug Use in Norwegian Nursing Homes.
  • 2017. – LCP ikke tilpasset demenspasienter.
  • 2017. What can we learn from Norway?
  • 2017. The Liverpool Care Pathway: a systematic review discarded in cancer patients but good enough for dying nursing home patients. 1-13.
  • 2017. Smertevurdering- og behandling hos personer med demens.
  • 2017. Slik reduserte de medisinbruken på sykehjemmet.
  • 2017. Response of Agitated Behaviour to Pain Management in People with Dementia. RCT trial.
  • 2017. Relationship between Pain, Psychosis and Agitation in People with Dementia: A RCT Trial.
  • 2017. Patient safety culture in Norwegian nursing homes. BMC Health Services Research. 1-10.
  • 2017. Palliativmedizin in der Geriatrie. Springer.
  • 2017. Oppsummering av kunnskap og forskningsresultater som del av kunnskapsgrunnlaget for Leve hele livet – en kvalitetsreform for elder.
  • 2017. Opioid Prescription Use in Nursing Home Residents with Advanced Dementia. 8 pages.
  • 2017. Når er riktig tidspunkt for å flytte til sykehjem for personer med demens?
  • 2017. Nytt om helsefolk.
  • 2017. Management of pain and burdensome symptoms in nursing home patients.
  • 2017. Kunnskapsoppsummering - Helsehjelp til eldre. .
  • 2017. Kampen for de døende.
  • 2017. Japan - Norway Collaboration in Elderly Care and Medicine.
  • 2017. Ikke bare et omdømmeproblem; utfordringer i eldreomsorgen.
  • 2017. ICI-HomeTime: Integrated Care Innovation to Improve Home Time in People with Dementia. A Stepped Wedge Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.
  • 2017. Hvordan skal vi pleie døende personer med demens?
  • 2017. Hva vet vi om palliasjon og demens? Med utgangspunkt i review til EU-Joint Action Dementia.
  • 2017. Hjemmedød: Ingjerd (64) mistet ektemannen Arne i kreft. Han fikk oppfylt sitt siste ønske: Å dø hjemme.
  • 2017. Gut vernetz.
  • 2017. Forschung im Pflegeheim.
  • 2017. Dronningen er et forbilde (kronikk).
  • 2017. Dialogmøte om omsorg og behandling mot livets slutt til personer med demens.
  • 2017. Comorbid dementia and cancer in residents of nursing homes: secondary analyses of a cross-sectional study. Cancer Nursing. E13-E20.
  • 2017. Clinically significant discrepancies between sleep problems assessed by standard clinical tools and actigraphy. BMC Geriatrics. 1-8.
  • 2017. Associations between pain and depression in nursing home patients at different stages of dementia. Journal of Affective Disorders. 8-14.
  • 2017. Assessment and treatment of persistent pain in nursing home residents should be implemented systematically to prevent suffering.
  • 2017. Alters – und Pflegeheimsmedizin. Eine globale Herausforderung in norwegischem/deutschem Alltag.
  • 2016. Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) 8. mars 2016: Intervju på radio i Østerrike.
  • 2016. Würde im Alter – Altersfürsorge in neuem Licht .
  • 2016. Vorarlberger Nachrichten 19. mars 2016: Es ist ein Privileg, altern zu dürfen.
  • 2016. Vi over 60 27. juni 2016: HER VIL JEG LEVE, her vil jeg dø.
  • 2016. VG 2. juli: Nesten halvparten av sykehjemspasientene har en smertefull død.
  • 2016. Trønderavisa 3. oktober 2016 På bunn i hjemmedød.
  • 2016. The interactive relationship between pain, psychosis, and agitation in people with dementia: results from a cluster-randomised clinical trial. Behavioural Neurology. 1-8.
  • 2016. Sykepleien 11. august 2016: Palliasjonens mor.
  • 2016. Staff distress improves by treating pain in nursing home patients with dementia: results from a cluster-randomized controlled trial. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 795-805.
  • 2016. Signs of imminent dying and change in symptom intensity during pharmacological treatment in dying nursing home patients: a prospective trajectory study. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 821-827.
  • 2016. Signs of Imminent Dying and Change in Symptom Intensity during Pharmacological Treatment in Dying Nursing Home Patients. A Prospective Trajectory Study.
  • 2016. Prevalence of the use of opioids for the treatment of pain in persons with a cognitive impairment compared with cognitivley intact persons : a systematic review. 512-522.
  • 2016. Palliative Care in People With Dementia.
  • 2016. NRK.no 7. november 2016 Forskar trur demente feilaktig blir lagt på dødsleie.
  • 2016. NRK.no 2. november 2016 Fleire eldre bør få døy heime.
  • 2016. NRK P1/P2/Hordaland 2.november 2016 Forsker på hjemmedød.
  • 2016. NRK P1+ 8. og 9. november 2016 Forskar ut mot Helsedirektoratet.
  • 2016. NRK Hordaland 7.november 2016 Forskar ut mot Helsedirektoratet.
  • 2016. NRK Frokostradio/Jacobsen 3.november 2016 Forsker på hjemmedød.
  • 2016. Multi-psychotropic drug prescription and the association to neuropsychiatric symptoms in three Norwegian nursing home cohorts between 2004 and 2011. BMC Geriatrics. 9 pages.
  • 2016. Morgenbladet 4. november 2016 Skyt de gamle...
  • 2016. Medication review based on clinical evaluation in nursing homes. The journal of Nursing Home Research.
  • 2016. Lindrende demensomsorg. 481-505. In:
    • 2016. Demensboka. Lærebok for helse- og omsorgspersonell. Forlaget Aldring og helse.
  • 2016. KK.no 19. april 2016: Hva skjer egentlig når vi skal dø?
  • 2016. Joint occurrence of pain and sleep disturbances in people with dementia. A systematic review. 539-545.
  • 2016. Intergeneration solutions.
  • 2016. Identifying and managing pain in people with Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of dementia: a aystematic review. CNS Drugs. 481-497.
  • 2016. Her og nå, NRK Radio 28. juni 2016: Roboter skal fikse eldreomsorg.
  • 2016. Fremover 4. juli 2016: Halvparten på sykehjem dør med store smerter.
  • 2016. Forskning.no 2. januar 2016: Helsevesenet bruker ikke ny forskning.
  • 2016. End-of-life palliative oral care in Norwegian health institutions. An exploratory study. Gerodontology. 522-529.
  • 2016. Dagbladet Magasinet 26. november 2016 Eldresviket.
  • 2016. Corrigendum to 'Analgesic prescribing patterns in Norwegian nursing homes from 2000 to 2011: Trend analyses of four data samples'. Age and Ageing. 323-323.
  • 2016. Christies Konferenzen: Eldreomsorg - en global utfordring i en norsk hverdag.
  • 2016. Bergens Tidende 30. juni 2016: Tysk prins vil lære norsk eldreomsorg.
  • 2016. Bergens Tidende 26. juli 2016 Eldreomsorg i trøbbel.
  • 2016. Bergens Tidende 2. mars 2016: Mangedobling i bruken av smertestillende på sykehjem.
  • 2016. Bergens Tidende 12. januar 2016: Fullt hus på helsedebatt.
  • 2016. Bergens Tidende 1. juli 2016: Kjerringrådene du kan trenge i sommer.
  • 2016. Batschunzer Palliativ Kongress: Neue Wege in der Pflegeheimsmedizin.
  • 2016. Avisa Nordland 2. juli 2016: Halvparten på sykehjem dør med store smerter.
  • 2016. Analgesic prescribing patterns in Norwegian nursing homes from 2000 to 2011: trend analyses of four data samples . Age and Ageing. 54-60.
  • 2016. Alters – und Pflegeheimsmedizin Eine globale Herausforderung in norwegischem/deutschem Alltag .
  • 2016. Aftenposten 2. juli 2016: 9000 dør med store smerter på norske sykehjem.
  • 2016. A review of the implementation and research strategies of advance care planning in nursing homes. BMC Geriatrics.
  • 2016. A review of pain prevalence in Alzheimer's, vascular, frontotemporal and lewy body dementias. 220-232.
  • 2016. "Sleep in Nursing Home Patients: A Cross-sectional Study Using Actigraphic and Informant-observed Assessments of Sleep Disturbances" .
  • 2015. Vurdering og behandling av smerte hos pasienter med demens. Omsorg: Nordisk tidsskrift for Palliativ Medisin. 26-33.
  • 2015. Vurdering og behandling av smerte hos pasienter med demens. 71-81. In:
    • 2015. En Verdig alderdom : omsorg ved livets slutt. Fagbokforlaget.
  • 2015. Vil pålegge kommuner legemiddelgjennomgang.
  • 2015. Vil ha en time med aktivitet på sykehjem .
  • 2015. Vil ha døden tilbake til hjemmet.
  • 2015. Treating pain in dementia - are we good enough? Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy. 303-304.
  • 2015. Towards academic nursing home medicine: a Dutch example for Norway? 70-75.
  • 2015. The effect of pain and pain treatment on agitation and psychosis in nursing home patients suffering from dementia.
  • 2015. Sykehjemspasienter med demens lider unødig.
  • 2015. Sykehjem som forskningsarena.
  • 2015. Smerteforskning hos personer med demens.
  • 2015. Samarbeider om riktig smertebehandling.
  • 2015. Psychosis and agitation and their interactive relationship to pain in people with dementia: results from a randomized clinical trial.
  • 2015. Prevalence of Cancer in Nursing Home Patients with and without Dementia.7 th Eur Con Pain Dementia. P 007.
  • 2015. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to intervention/treatment.
  • 2015. Pain in People with Dementia.
  • 2015. Pain and dementia. New developments in Norway.
  • 2015. Pain Assessment in People with Dementia.
  • 2015. Omsorg ved livets slutt - forberedende samtaler. 22-35. In:
    • 2015. En Verdig alderdom : omsorg ved livets slutt. Fagbokforlaget.
  • 2015. Omsorg oppnådd .
  • 2015. Norge på sisteplass i hjemmedød.
  • 2015. Multi-psychotropic drug prescription in nursing home patients with dementia.
  • 2015. Mener bruk av tiltaksplan bør stoppes.
  • 2015. Lindrende behandling og omsorg ved livets slutt hos personer med demens. Omsorg: Nordisk tidsskrift for Palliativ Medisin. 84-89.
  • 2015. Leger lar seg påvirke for mye .
  • 2015. Legemidler i sykehjem - en balansekunst. Omsorg: Nordisk tidsskrift for Palliativ Medisin. 39-43.
  • 2015. LCP på sykehjem.
  • 2015. Kvalitet og kompetanse på sykehjem – behov for en standard for behandling og omsorg.
  • 2015. Komplekse forskningsintervensjoner.
  • 2015. Kan jeg få dø hjemme? BT.
  • 2015. KOSMOS study and Advance Care Planning (ACP) in Norwegian Nursing Homes.
  • 2015. KOSMOS & Omsorg i livets slutt.
  • 2015. KOSMOS & Omsorg i livets slutt.
  • 2015. KLINISK FORSKNING – Det beste for pasienter og samfunnet- Utfordringer og muligheter for kliniske studier.
  • 2015. Implementation of Advance Care Planning in Norwegian Nursing Homes An effectiveness-implementation hybrid trial .
  • 2015. Implementation and Research Strategies of Advance Care Planning in Nursing Homes. A Review of the Literature.
  • 2015. Hjemmedød.
  • 2015. Forskning ved sykehjem kommer ikke til nytte.
  • 2015. Forskning på sykehjem: Alderdom en kvinnesak.
  • 2015. Epidemiology of Home Death in Norway.
  • 2015. Eldre i helsevesenet.
  • 2015. Efficacy of treating pain on behavioural disturbances in people with dementia.
  • 2015. Efficacy of treating pain on agitation.
  • 2015. Demente lider unødig .
  • 2015. Demente lider i stillhet.
  • 2015. Daytime sleep and Activity - a Descriptive Study of Elderly Nursing Home Patients in Norway.
  • 2015. COSMOS-improving the quality of life in nursing home patients: Protocol for an effectiveness-implementation cluster randomized clinical hybrid trial. Implementation Science.
  • 2015. Bestemor står bakerst i køen.
  • 2015. Association between pain, neuropsychiatric symptoms, and physical function in dementia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
  • 2015. Aktiviteter på sykehjem - hva fungerer? 55-60.
  • 2015. Advance care planning in norwegian nursing homes – study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care.
  • 2015. "Eg vil døy heime!" Kvifor er dette så vanskeleg i Noreg? Omsorg: Nordisk tidsskrift for Palliativ Medisin. 80-83.
  • 2014. Tysk doktor i Norsk demensomsorg.
  • 2014. Tragisk at man ikke vet effekten! .
  • 2014. Tagesseminar: Forschung im Pflegeheim, Schmerz bei Demenz.
  • 2014. Søvn og smerter blant pasienter med demens.
  • 2014. Smertevurdering hos pasienter med demens .
  • 2014. Smertevurdering hos pasienter med demens. Kreftsykepleien.
  • 2014. Smertebehandling mot depresjon.
  • 2014. Smertebehandling hjelper, men for hva?
  • 2014. Smerte og symptomlindring, kommunikasjon, palliativmedisin.
  • 2014. Psychometric properties and validation of PAIC.
  • 2014. Pain management in dementia--the value of proxy measures. Nature Reviews Neurology. 313-314.
  • 2014. Pain and depression.
  • 2014. Pain Item Reduction Process.
  • 2014. Neue Wege in der Pflegeheimsmedizin.
  • 2014. Hva behandler vi egentlig - agitasjon, depresjon eller smerte?
  • 2014. Forschung im Pflegeheim, Schmerz bei Demenz.
  • 2014. Eldrebølgen.
  • 2014. Efficacy of pain treatment on mood syndrome in patients with dementia: A randomized clinical trial. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 828-836.
  • 2014. Døden på resept – Verdi Debatt.
  • 2014. Døden flyttet inn på institusjon. Vårt land.
  • 2014. Demenspasienter trenger bedre smertebehandling .
  • 2014. Aktiv aldring.
  • 2014. . Individuell smertebehandling reduserer smerte hos pasienter med demens. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.

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