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Sabine Ruths

Emerita, Professor emerita
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    Årstadveien 17
    5009 Bergen
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Depression

Pharmacoepidemiology

Nursing home medicine

 

Ruths S, Bakken MS, Ranhoff AH, Granås AG, Spigset O. Støtte til fallforebygging hos eldre. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 2022;142(1). 

Hansen AB, Baste V, Hetlevik Ø, Haukenes I, Smith-Sivertsen T, Ruths S. Comparison of depression care provided in general practice in Norway and the Netherlands: registry-based cohort study (The Norwegian GP-DEP study). BMC Health Serv Res 2022;22:1494.

Riiser S, Baste V, Haukenes I, Smith-Sivertsen T, Hetlevik Ø, Ruths S. Practice characteristics influencing variation in provision of depression care in general practice in Norway; a registry-based cohort study (The Norwegian GP-DEP study). BMC Health Serv Res;2022;22:1201.

Sandvik H, Ruths S, Hunskaar S, Blinkenberg J, Hetlevik Ø. Construction and validation of a morbidity index based on the International Classification of Primary Care. Scand J Prim Health Care 2022;40:305-12.

Grung I, Anderssen N, Haukenes I, Ruths S, Smith-Sivertsen T, Hetlevik Ø, Hjørleifsson S. Patient experiences with depression care in general practice: a qualitative questionnaire study. Scand J Prim Health Care 2022;40:253-60.   

Granås AG, Spigset O, Ruths S, Ranhoff AH, Bakken MS. Avmedisinering i siste leveår – praktisk beslutningsstøtte. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 2022;142(2).

Ruths S, Bjorvatn B. Forskningen etter tusenårsskiftet. Michael 2022; 19: Supplement 29, 202-14.

Rørtveit G, Ruths S. Allmennmedisinsk forskningsenhet (AFE) i Bergen. Michael 2022;19: Supplement 29, 373-8. 

Bjorvatn B, Wensaas KA, Emberland KA, Fadnes LT, Litleskare S, Diaz E, Ruths S, Rørtveit G, Waage S. Forekomst av rastløse bein i norsk allmennpraksis og assosiasjon med andre medisinsk uforklarte plager og symptomer. Tidsskr Nor Legeforen 2021;141:1516-21.

Islam MK, Ruths S, Jansen K, Falck R, Rutten-van Mölken M, Askildsen JE. Evaluating an integrated care pathway for frail elderly in Norway using Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis. BMC Health Serv Res 2021;21:884.

Ruths S, Haukenes I, Hetlevik Ø, Smith-Sivertsen T, Hjørleifsson S, Hansen AB, Riiser S, Meling HM, Baste V. Trends in treatment for patients with depression in general practice in Norway, 2009-2015: nationwide registry-based cohort study (The Norwegian GP-DEP Study). BMC Health Serv Res 2021;21:697.  

Emberland KE, Wensaas KA, Litleskare S, Larsen L, Morch K, Ruths S, Rortveit G. Antibiotics for gastroenteritis in general practice and out-of-hours services in Norway 2006-15. Fam Pract 2022;39:19-25.

Øyane NMF, Finckenhagen M, Ruths S, Thue G, Lindahl AK. Improving drug prescription in general practice using a novel quality improvement model. Scand J Prim Health Care 2021;39:174-83.

Haugom LEA, Ruths S, Emberland KE, Eliassen KER, Rortveit G, Wensaas KA. Consultations and antibiotic treatment for urinary tract infections in Norwegian primary care 2006 - 2015, a registry-based study. BMC Fam Pract 2021;22:127.

Looman W, Struckmann V, Köppen J, Baltaxe E, Czypionka T, Huic M, Pitter J, Ruths S, Stokes J, Bal R, Rutten-van Mölken M, Drivers of successful implementation of integrated care for multi-morbidity: mechanisms identified in 17 case studies from 8 European countries. Soc Sci Med 2021;277:113728.

Hansen AB, Baste V, Hetlevik Ø, Haukenes I, Smith-Sivertsen T, Ruths S. General practitioners’ drug treatment for depression by patients’ educational level: registry-based study. BJGP Open 2021;5(2).

Riiser S, Haukenes I, Baste V, Smith-Sivertsen T, Hetlevik Ø, Ruths S. Variation in general practitioners’ depression care following certification of sickness absence: A registry-based cohort study. Fam Pract 2021;38:238-45.  

Czypionka T, Kraus M, Reiss M, Baltaxe E, Roca J, Ruths S, Stokes J, Struckmann V, Haček RT, Zemplenyi A, Hoedemakers M, Rutten-van Mölken M. The patient at the centre: Evidence from 17 European integrated care programmes for persons with complex needs. BMC Health Services Research 2020;20:1102.

Hernes SK, Baste V, Krokmyrdal KA, Todnem SL, Ruths S, Johansen IH. Associations between characteristics of the patients at municipal acute bed unit admission and further transfer to hospital: A prospective observational study. BMC Health Services Research 2020;20:963.

Aas CF, Vold JH, Skurtveit S, Lim AG, Ruths S, Islam K, Askildsen JE, Løberg EM, Fadnes LT, Johansson KA. Health-related quality of life of long-term patients receiving opioid agonist therapy: a nested prospective cohort study in Norway. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 2020;15:68.

Hetlevik Ø, Garre-Fivelsdal G, Bjorvatn B, Hjørleifsson S, Ruths S. Patient-reported depression treatment and future treatment preferences: an observational study in general practice. Fam Prac 2019;36:771-7.

Diaz E, Omland G, Hannestad Y, Ruths S. Use of hormonal contraceptives among first-and second-generation immigrant women in Norway: data from the Norwegian Prescription Database. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2019;98:232-9.

Granås AG, Bakken MS, Ruths S, Finckenhagen M. Deprescribing = avmedisinering. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 2018;138(4).

Schmidt AK, Lilleeng B, Baste V, Mildestvedt T, Ruths S. First four years of operation of a municipal acute bed unit in rural Norway. Scand J Prim Health Care 2018;36:390-6.

Selbaek G, Janus S, Bergh S, Engedal K, Ruths S, Helvik AS, Saltyte-Benth J, Zuidema S. Change in psychotropic drug use in Norwegian nursing homes between 2004 and 2011. Int Psychogeriatr 2018;30:385-94.

Jansen K, Haugen DF, Pont L, Ruths S. Safety and effectiveness of palliative drug treatment in the last days of life - a systematic literature review. J Pain Symptom Manage 2018; 55:508-21. 

Granas AG, Bakken MS, Ruths S, Taxis K. Deprescribing for frail older people – learning from the case of Mrs Hansen. Res Social Adm Pharm 2018;14:612-6.

Nilsen H, Hunskår S, Ruths S. Patient trajectories in a Norwegian unit of municipal emergency beds. Scand J Prim Health Care 2017;35:137-42.

Fosse A, Zuidema S, Boersma F, Malterud K, Schaufel MA, Ruths S. Nursing home physicians’ assessments of barriers and strategies for end-of-life care in Norway and the Netherlands. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2017;18:713-18.

Ruths S, Baste V, Bakken MS, Engesæter LB, Lie SA, Haugland S. Municipal resources and patient outcomes through the first year after a hip fracture. BMC Health Serv Res 2017;18:713-8.

Fosse A, Ruths S, Malterud K, Schaufel MA. Doctors’ learning experiences in end-of-life care - a focus group study from in nursing homes. BMC Med Educ 2017;17:27.

Halvorsen KH, Selbæk G, Ruths S. Trends in potentially inappropriate medicine prescribing to nursing home patients: comparison of three cross-sectional studies. Pharmacoepidemiol drug Saf 2017;26:192-200.

Jansen K, Ruths S, Malterud K, Schaufel MA. The impact of existential vulnerability for nursing home doctors in end-of-life care: a focus group study. Patient Educ Couns 2016;99:2043-8.

Bakken MS, Schjøtt J, Engeland A, Engesæter L, Ruths S. Antipsychotic drugs and risk of hip fracture among  people older than 60 years in Norway. J Am Geriatr Soc 2016;64:1203-9.

Pont L, Jansen K, Schaufel MA, Haugen DF, Ruths S. Drug utilization and medication costs at the end of life. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 2016;16:237-43.

Blågestad T, Nordhus IH, Grønli J, Engesæter LB, Ruths S, Ranhoff AH, Bjorvatn B, Pallesen S. Prescription trajectories and effect of total hip arthroplasty on the use of analgesics, hypnotics, antidepressants and anxiolytics: results from a population of total hip arthroplasty patients. Pain 2016;153:643-51.

Ruths S, Bakken MS, Ranhoff AH, Hunskaar S, Engesæter L, Engeland A. Risk of hip fracture among older people using antihypertensive drugs: a nationwide cohort study. BMC Geriatrics 2015;15:153.

Iden KR, Ruths S, Hjørleifsson S. Residents’ perceptions of their own sadness - a qualitative study in Norwegian nursing homes. BMC Geriatr 2015;15:21.  

Ranhoff AH, Bakken MS, Granås AG, Langørgen A, Spigset O, Ruths S. Bedre legemiddelbehandling av eldre. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 2015;135:318.

Granås AG, Ruths S, Ranhoff AH, Langørgen A, Spigset O, Bakken MS. Norwegian translation of START and STOPP 2. Norsk Farmaceutisk Tidsskrift 2015;4:38–9.

Jansen K, Schaufel MA, Ruths S. Drug treatment at the end of life – an epidemiologic study in nursing homes. Scand J Prim Health Care 2014;32:187-92.  

Fosse A, Schaufel MA, Ruths S, Malterud K. End-of-life expectations and experiences among patients in long-term care and their relatives – A synthesis of qualitative studies. Patient Educ Couns 2014;97:3-9.  

Omland G, Ruths S, Diaz E. Use of hormonal contraceptives among immigrant and native women in Norway: Data from the Norwegian Prescription Database. BJOG 2014;121:1221-8.

Bakken MS, Engeland A, Engesæter L, Ranhoff AH, Hunskaar S, Ruths S. Risk of hip fracture among older people using anxiolytic and hypnotic drugs: a study based on nationwide registries on hip fracture and prescriptions. Eur J Clin Pharmacol 2014;70:873-80.

Iden KR, Engedal K, Hjørleifsson S, Ruths S. Prevalence of depression among recently admitted long-term care patients in Norwegian nursing homes: associations with diagnostic work and use of antidepressants. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 2014;37:154-62.

Bakken M, Engeland A, Engesæter L, Ranhoff AH, Hunskår S, Ruths S. Increased risk of hip fracture among older people using antidepressant drugs: data from the Norwegian Prescription Database and the Norwegian Hip fracture Registry. Age Ageing 2013;42:514-20.

Ruths S, Sørensen P, Halvorsen KH, Kirkevold Ø, Husebø B, Krüger K, Selbæk G. Trends in psychotropic drug use in Norwegian nursing homes. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 2013;28:868-76.

Lillemoen PKS, Kjosavik SR, Hunskår S, Ruths S. Føreskriving av legemiddel mot AD/HD 2004-2008. Tidsskr Nor Legeforen 2012;132:1856-60.

Bakken M, Ranhoff AH, Engeland A, Ruths S. Inappropriate prescribing for older people admitted to an intermediate-care nursing home unit and hospital wards. Scand J Prim Health Care 2012;30:169-75.

Kjosavik SR, Ruths S, Hunskår S. Use of Addictive Anxiolytics and Hypnotics in a National Cohort of Incident Users in Norway. Eur J Clin Pharmacol 2012;68:311-9.

Iden KR, Hjørleifsson S, Ruths S. Treatment decisions regarding antidepressants in nursing homes: a qualitative study. Scand J Prim Health Care 2011;29:252-6.

Halvorsen KH, Granaås AG, Ruths S. Prescribing quality among patients in nursing homes and community care receiving multi-dose packed medications. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2012;21:929-36.

Davidsson M, Vibe O, Ruths S, Blix HS. A multidisciplinary approach to improve drug therapy in nursing homes. J Multidiscip Health 2011;4:9-13.

Kjosavik SR, Hunskår S, Aarsland D, Ruths S. Initial prescription of antipsychotics and antidepressants in general practice and specialist care in Norway. Acta Psychiatr Scand 2011;123:459-65.

Ruths S. Legemiddelbehandling i sykehjem – holder kvaliteten mål? Nor Farma Tidsskr 2011;4:29-32.

Halvorsen KH, Ruths S, Granaås AG, Viktil KK. Multidisciplinary intervention to identify and resolve drug-related problems in Norwegian nursing homes. Scand J Prim Health Care 2010;28:82-8.

Ranhoff AH, Bakken MS, Granås AG, Ruths S. Uheldig legemiddelbruk hos eldre. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 2010;130:1809.

Kersten H, Ruths S, Bruun Wyller T. Farmakoterapi i sykehjem. Tidsskr Nor Lægeforen 2009;129:1732-5.

Kjosavik SR, Ruths S, Hunskår S. Psychotropic drug use in the Norwegian general population in 2005: data from the Norwegian Prescription Database. Pharmacoepidemiol drug Saf 2009;18:572-8.

Ruths S, Straand J, Nygaard HA. Stopping antipsychotic drug therapy in demented nursing home patients - A randomized, placebo-controlled study. The BEDNURS study. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 2008;23:889-95.

Ruths S. Evaluation of prescribing quality in nursing homes based on drug-specific indicators: The BEDNURS study. Nor J Epidemiol 2008;18:173-8.

Ruths S, Viktil KK, Blix HS. Klassifisering av legemiddelrelaterte problemer. Tidsskr Nor Lægeforen 2007;127:3073-6.

Saltvedt I, Spigset O, Ruths S, Fayers P, Kaasa S, Sletvold O. Patterns of drug prescription in a geriatric evaluation and management unit as compared with the general medical wards: a randomised study. Eur J Clin Pharmacol 2005;61:921-8.

Ruths S. Straand J. Antipsykotiske midler for uro ved demens – medisinsk behandling eller kjemisk atferdsregulering? Tidsskr Nor Lægeforen 2005;125:1672-5.

Ruths S. Nytteverdien av skjermede enheter for demente. Tidsskr Nor Lægeforen 2005;125:1191-4.

Nygaard HA, Naik M, Ruths S, Straand J. Not less but different: psychotropic drug utilization trends in Norwegian nursing homes during a 12-year period. The Bergen District Nursing Home (BEDNURS) Study. Aging Clin Exp Res 2004;16:277-82.

Ruths S, Straand J, Nygaard HA, Bjorvatn B, Pallesen S. Effect of antipsychotic withdrawal on behavior and sleep/wake activity in nursing home residents with dementia. The Bergen District Nursing Home (BEDNURS) Study. J Am Geriatr Soc 2004;52:1737-43.

Nygaard HA, Naik M, Ruths S, Krüger K. Clinically important renal impairment in various groups of old persons. Scand J Prim Health Care 2004;22:152-6.  

Nygaard HA, Ruths S. Missing the diagnosis: senile dementia in patients admitted to nursing homes. Scand J Prim Health Care 2003;21:148-52.

Nygaard HA, Naik M, Ruths S, Straand J. Nursing-home residents and their drug use: a comparison between mentally intact and mentally impaired residents. The Bergen District Nursing Home (BEDNURS) Study. Eur J Clin Pharmacol 2003;59:463-9.

Ruths S, Straand J, Nygaard HA. Multidisciplinary medication review in nursing home residents: what are the most significant drug-related problems? The Bergen District Nursing Home (BEDNURS) study. Qual Saf Health Care 2003;12:176-80.

Ruths S, Straand J, Nygaard HA. Psychotropic drug use in nursing homes - diagnostic indications and variations between institutions. Eur J Clin Pharmacol 2001;57:523-8.

Ruths S, Straand J, Nygaard HA, Hodneland F. Drug treatment of heart failure - do nursing home patients deserve better? Scand J Prim Health Care 2000;18:226-31.

Nygaard HA, Naik M, Ruths S. Mental svikt hos sykehjemspasienter. Tidsskr Nor Lægeforen 2000;120:3113-6.

Ruths S, Driedijk PC, Weening RS, Out TA. ELISA procedures for the measurement of IgG subclass antibodies to bacterial antigens. J Immunol Methods 1991;140:67-78.

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    • Show author(s) (2021). Consultations and antibiotic treatment for urinary tract infections in Norwegian primary care 2006–2015, a registry-based study. BMC Family Practice. 1-12.
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    • Show author(s) (2019). Patient-reported depression treatment and future treatment preferences: an observational study in general practice. Family Practice. 771-777.
    • Show author(s) (2018). Use of hormonal contraceptives among immigrant women and their daughters in Norway: Data from the Norwegian Prescription Database. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 1-8.
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    • Show author(s) (2017). Trends in potentially inappropriate medication prescribing to nursing home patients: comparison of three cross-sectional studies. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 192-200.
    • Show author(s) (2017). Patient trajectories in a Norwegian unit of municipal emergency beds. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. 137-142.
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    • Show author(s) (2017). Municipal resources and patient outcomes through the first year after a hip fracture. BMC Health Services Research. 1-10.
    • Show author(s) (2017). Doctors’ learning experiences in end-of-life care – a focus group study from nursing homes. BMC Medical Education. 1-8.
    • Show author(s) (2017). Deprescribing for frail older people – Learning from the case of Mrs. Hansen. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 5 pages.
    • Show author(s) (2017). Change in psychotropic drug use in Norwegian nursing homes between 2004 and 2011. International Psychogeriatrics. 385-394.
    • Show author(s) (2016). The impact of existential vulnerability for nursing home doctors in end-of-life care: A focus group study. Patient Education and Counseling. 2043-2048.
    • Show author(s) (2016). Prescription trajectories and effect of total hip arthroplasty on the use of analgesics, hypnotics, antidepressants, and anxiolytics: Results from a population of total hip arthroplasty patients. Pain. 643-651.
    • Show author(s) (2016). Antipsychotic drugs and risk of hip fracture among people older than 60 years in Norway. Journal of The American Geriatrics Society. 1203-1209.
    • Show author(s) (2015). Risk of hip fracture among older people using antihypertensive drugs: a nationwide cohort study. BMC Geriatrics. 1-10.
    • Show author(s) (2015). Residents’ perceptions of their own sadness - a qualitative study in Norwegian nursing homes. BMC Geriatrics. 1-7.
    • Show author(s) (2014). Use of hormonal contraceptives among immigrant and native women in Norway: data from the Norwegian Prescription Database. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 1221-1228.
    • Show author(s) (2014). Risk of hip fracture among older people using anxiolytic and hypnotic drugs: a nationwide prospective cohort study. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 873-880.
    • Show author(s) (2014). Prevalence of depression among recently admitted long-term care patients in Norwegian nursing homes: Associations with diagnostic workup and use of antidepressants. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders. 154-162.
    • Show author(s) (2014). End-of-life expectations and experiences among nursing home patients and their relatives — a synthesis of qualitative studies. Patient Education and Counseling. 3-9.
    • Show author(s) (2014). Drug treatment at the end of life: An epidemiologic study in nursing homes. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. 187-192.
    • Show author(s) (2013). Increased risk of hip fracture among older people using antidepressant drugs: data from the Norwegian Prescription Database and the Norwegian Hip Fracture Registry. Age and Ageing. 514-520.
    • Show author(s) (2012). Use of addictive anxiolytics and hypnotics in a national cohort of incident users in Norway. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 311-319.
    • Show author(s) (2012). Trends in psychotropic drug prescribing in Norwegian nursing homes from 1997 to 2009: a comparison of six cohorts. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 868-876.
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    • Show author(s) (2011). Treatment decisions on antidepressants in nursing homes: A qualitative study. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. 252-256.
    • Show author(s) (2011). Legemiddelbehandling i sykehjem – holder kvaliteten mål? Norsk Farmaceutisk Tidsskrift.
    • Show author(s) (2011). Initial prescription of antipsychotics and antidepressants in general practice and specialist care in Norway. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 459-465.
    • Show author(s) (2011). A multidisciplinary approach to improve drug therapy in nursing homes. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare. 9-13.
    • Show author(s) (2010). Multidisciplinary intervention to identify and resolve drug-related problems in Norwegian nursing homes. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. 82-88.
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    • Show author(s) (2009). Farmakoterapi i sykehjem. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1732-1735.
    • Show author(s) (2008). Stopping antipsychotic drug therapy in demented nursing home patients: a randomized, placebo-controlled study - The Bergen District Nursing Home Study (BEDNURS). International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 889-895.
    • Show author(s) (2008). Evaluation of prescribing quality in nursing homes based on drug-specific indicators the Bergen district nursing home (BEDNURS) study. Norsk Epidemiologi. 173-178.
    • Show author(s) (2007). Klassifisering av legemiddelrelaterte problemer. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 3073-3076.
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    • Show author(s) (2005). Nytteverdien av skjermede enheter for demente. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1191-1194.
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    • Show author(s) (2004). Not less but different: psychotropic drug utilization trends in Norwegian nursing homes during a 12-year period. The Bergen District Nursing Home (BEDNURS) Study. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. 277-282.
    • Show author(s) (2004). Not less but different. Psychotropic drug utilisation trends in Norwegian nursing homes during a twelve-year period. The Bergen District Nursing Home (BEDNURS) Study. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. 277-282.
    • Show author(s) (2004). Effect of antipsychotic withdrawal on behavior and sleep/wake activity in nursing home residents with dementia: A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded study the Bergen District Nursing Home study. Journal of The American Geriatrics Society. 1737-1743.
    • Show author(s) (2004). Clinically important renal impairment in various groups of old persons. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. 152-156.
    • Show author(s) (2003). Nursing home residents and their drug use: a comparison between mentally intact and mentally impaired residents. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 463-469.
    • Show author(s) (2003). Nursing home residents and their drug use: a comparison between mentally intact and impaired residents. The Bergen District Nursing Home (BEDNURS) Study. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 463-469.
    • Show author(s) (2003). Multidisciplinary medication review in nursing home residents: what are the most significant drug-related problems? The Bergen District Nursing Home (BEDNURS) study. Quality and Safety in Healthcare. 176-180.
    • Show author(s) (2003). Multidiciplinary medication review among nursing home residents - what are the most significant drug-related problems? The Bergen District Nursing Home (BEDNURS)Study. Quality and Safety in Healthcare. 176-180.
    • Show author(s) (2003). Missing the diagnosis: senile dementia in patients aditted to nursing homes. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. 148-152.
    • Show author(s) (2001). Psychotropic drug use in nursing homes - diagnostic indications and variations between institutions. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 523-528.
    • Show author(s) (2001). Psychotropic drug use in nursing homes - diagnostic indications and variations between institutions. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 523-528.
    • Show author(s) (2000). Mental svikt hos sykehjemspasienter. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 3113-3116.
    • Show author(s) (2000). Mental svikt hos sykehjemspasienter. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.
    • Show author(s) (2000). Drug treatment of heart failure - Do nursing-home residents deserve better? Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. 226-231.
    • Show author(s) (2000). Drug treatment of heart failure - Do nursing home residents deserve better? Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. 226-231.
    • Show author(s) (1991). ELISA procedures for the measurement of IgG subclass antibodies to bacterial antigens. JIM - Journal of Immunological Methods.
    Popular scientific article
    • Show author(s) (2010). Praktisk legemiddelhåndtering i sykehjem. Utposten. 6-9.
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    The Norwegian GP-DEP study

    Integrated care in multimorbidity: Horizon2020-project "SELFIE"

    MD PhD

    Specialist in general practice

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