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Tor Helge Holmås

Professor, II
  • E-mailTor.Holmas@uib.no
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  • Visitor Address
    Fosswinckelsgate 14
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    Postboks 7802
    5020 BERGEN
Journal articles
  • Brekke, Kurt Richard; Holmås, Tor Helge; Monstad, Karin; Straume, Odd Rune. 2019. Competition and physician behaviour: Does the competitive environment affect the propensity to issue sickness certificates? Journal of Health Economics. 66: 117-135. doi: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2019.05.007
  • Brekke, Kurt Richard; Holmås, Tor Helge; Monstad, Karin; Straume, Odd Rune. 2018. Socio-economic status and physicians' treatment decisions. Health Economics. 27: e77-e89. doi: 10.1002/hec.3621
  • Gjesdal, Sturla; Holmås, Tor Helge; Monstad, Karin; Hetlevik, Øystein. 2018. New episodes of musculoskeletal conditions among employed people in Norway, sickness certification and return to work: A multiregister-based cohort study from primary care. BMJ Open. 8:e017543: 1-10. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017543
  • Brekke, Kurt Richard; Holmås, Tor Helge; Monstad, Karin; Straume, Odd Rune. 2017. Do treatment decisions depend on physicians' financial incentives? Journal of Public Economics. 155: 74-92. doi: 10.1016/j.jpubeco.2017.09.012
  • Husabo, Elisabeth; Monstad, Karin; Holmås, Tor Helge; Øyeflaten, Irene Larsen; Werner, Erik Lønnmark; Mæland, Silje. 2017. Protocol for the effect evaluation of independent medical evaluation after six months sick leave: a randomized controlled trial of independent medical evaluation versus treatment as usual in Norway. BMC Public Health. 17:573: 1-6. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4469-3
  • Monstad, Karin; Steskal, Darina; Holmås, Tor Helge. 2017. Family Matters? The Importance of Relatives for Frail Elders’ Mortality and Hospital Readmission. Journal of Population Ageing. 1-18. doi: 10.1007/s12062-017-9202-6
  • Askildsen, Jan Erik; Holmås, Tor Helge; Kaarbøe, Oddvar Martin; Monstad, Karin. 2016. Evaluering av kommunal medfinansiering. Tidsskrift for omsorgsforskning. 2: 135-142. doi: 10.18261/issn.2387-5984-2016-02-08
  • Gjesdal, Sturla; Holmås, Tor Helge; Monstad, Karin; Hetlevik, Øystein. 2016. GP consultations for common mental disorders and subsequent sickness certification: register-based study of the employed population in Norway. Family Practice. 33: 656-662. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmw072
  • Holmås, Tor Helge; Kjerstad, Egil; Monstad, Karin. 2016. Kommunale pleie- og omsorgstjenester – en studie av eldre med og uten nære pårørende. Samfunnsøkonomen. 6. 33-45.
  • Holmås, Tor Helge; Steskal, Darina; Monstad, Karin. 2016. Mortalitet og reinnlegging – samanhengen med pårøranderessursar blant eldre pasientar. Tidsskrift for omsorgsforskning. 2: 159-168.
  • Aakvik, Arild; Holmås, Tor Helge; Kjerstad, Egil. 2015. Prioritization and the elusive effect on welfare - A Norwegian health care reform revisited. Social Science and Medicine. 128: 290-300. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.01.044
  • Brekke, Kurt Richard; Holmås, Tor Helge; Straume, Odd Rune. 2015. Price regulation and parallel imports of pharmaceuticals. Journal of Public Economics. 129: 92-105. doi: 10.1016/j.jpubeco.2015.08.002
  • Carlsen, Fredrik; Askildsen, Jan Erik; Holmås, Tor Helge; Kaarbøe, Oddvar Martin. 2014. Fordeling av midler til kommunal medfinansiering av spesialisthelsetjenestene. Samfunnsøkonomen. 128: 39-50.
  • Hansen, Hans-Tore; Holmås, Tor Helge; Islam, M. Kamrul; Naz, Ghazala. 2014. Sickness absence among immigrants in Norway: Does occupational disparity matter? European Sociological Review. 30: 1-12. doi: 10.1093/esr/jct007
  • Askildsen, Jan Erik; Holmås, Tor Helge. 2013. Wages and work conditions as determinants for physicians’ work decisions. Applied Economics. 45: 397-406. doi: 10.1080/00036846.2011.605756
  • Brekke, Kurt; Dalen, Dag Morten; Holmås, Tor Helge. 2013. Diffusion of pharmaceuticals: cross-country evidence of anti-TNF drugs. European Journal of Health Economics. 15: 937-951. doi: 10.1007/s10198-013-0536-6
  • Brekke, Kurt; Holmås, Tor Helge; Straume, Odd Rune. 2013. Margins and market shares: Pharmacy incentives for generic substitution. European Economic Review. 61: 116-131. doi: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2013.02.005
  • Holmås, Tor Helge; Islam, M. Kamrul; Kjerstad, Egil. 2013. Interdependency between social care and hospital care: the case of hospital length of stay. European Journal of Public Health. 23: 927-933. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cks171
  • Holmås, Tor Helge; Islam, M. Kamrul; Kjerstad, Egil. 2013. Between two beds: inappropriately delayed discharges from hospitals. International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics. 13: 201-217. doi: 10.1007/s10754-013-9135-4
  • Januleviciute, Jurgita; Askildsen, Jan Erik; Kaarbøe, Oddvar Martin; Holmås, Tor Helge; Sutton, Matt. 2013. The impact of different prioritisation policies on waiting times: Case studies of Norway and Scotland. Social Science and Medicine. 97: 1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.07.010
  • Askildsen, Jan Erik; Holmås, Tor Helge; Kaarbøe, Oddvar Martin. 2011. Monitoring prioritization in the public health care sector by use of medical guidelines: the case of Norway. Health Economics. 20: 958-970. doi: 10.1002/hec.1659
  • Brekke, Kurt; Holmås, Tor Helge; Straume, Odd Rune. 2011. Prisene på legemidler. Norge er blant de billigste landene i Europa. Bergens Tidende. 1 pages. Published 2011-03-17.
  • Brekke, Kurt; Holmås, Tor Helge; Straume, Odd Rune. 2011. Reference pricing, competition, and pharmaceutical expenditures: theory and evidence from a natural experiment. Journal of Public Economics. 95: 624-638. doi: 10.1016/j.jpubeco.2010.11.015
  • Aakvik, Arild; Holmås, Tor Helge; Islam, M. Kamrul. 2010. Does variation in general practitioner (GP) practice matter for the length of sick leave? A multilevel analysis based on Norwegian GP-patient data. Social Science and Medicine. 70: 1590-1598. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.01.031
  • Askildsen, Jan Erik; Holmås, Tor Helge; Kaarbøe, Oddvar Martin. 2010. Prioritization and patients' rights: Analysing the effect of a reform in the Norwegian hospital sector. Social Science and Medicine. 70: 199-208. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.09.022
  • Hetlevik, Øystein; Holmås, Tor Helge; Gjesdal, Sturla. 2010. Socio-economic status of GPs' list populations, their workload and remuneration. European Journal of Public Health. 20: 63-63.
  • Holmås, Tor Helge; Kjerstad, Egil; Lurås, Hilde; Straume, Odd Rune. 2010. Does monetary punishment crowd out pro-social motivation? A natural experiment on hospital length of stay. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 75: 261-267. doi: 10.1016/j.jebo.2010.03.024
  • Winde, Lee Diana; Hansen, HT; Holmås, Tor Helge; Gjesdal, Sturla. 2010. GP affiliation and sickness absence: a register-based analysis including 185 785 men and 162 269 women in two Norwegian cities. European Journal of Public Health. 20: 40-40.
  • Brekke, Kurt R.; Grasdal, Astrid L.; Holmås, Tor Helge. 2009. Regulation and pricing of pharmaceuticals: Reference pricing or price cap regulation? European Economic Review. 53: 170-185.
  • Brekke, Kurt; Grasdal, Astrid; Holmås, Tor Helge. 2009. Regulation and pricing of pharmaceuticals: Reference pricing or price cap regulation? European Economic Review. 53: 170-185. doi: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2008.03.004
  • Holmås, Tor Helge; Grasdal, Astrid Louise; Brekke, Kurt. 2009. Regulation and pricing of pharmaceuticals: Reference pricing or price cap regulation? European Economic Review. 53.
  • Askildsen, Jan Erik; Holmås, Tor Helge; Kaarbøe, Oddvar Martin. 2008. Hvordan måle prioriteringspraksis i helsesektoren? Samfunnsøkonomen. 62: 19-27.
  • Askildsen, Jan Erik; Holmås, Tor Helge; Nordanger, Lene Kristin. 2006. Bør kommuner kjøpe helseforsikring? Økonomisk forum. 60: 9-16.
  • Holmås, Tor Helge; Bratberg, Espen; Baltagi, Badi. 2005. A panel data study of physicians' labor supply: The case of Norway. Health Economics. 14: 1035-1045. doi: 10.1002
  • Bratberg, Espen; Holmås, Tor Helge; Thøgersen, Øystein. 2004. Assessing the effects of an early retirement program. Journal of Population Economics. 17: 387-408.
  • Bratberg, Espen; Holmås, Tor Helge; Thøgersen, Øystein. 2004. Assessing the effects of an early retirement program. Journal of Population Economics. 17: 387-408.
  • Aakvik, Arild; Holmås, Tor Helge; Kjerstad, Egil. 2003. A low-key social insurance reform - effects of multidisciplinary outpatient treatment for back pain patients in Norway. Journal of Health Economics. 22: 747-762.
  • Askildsen, Jan Erik; Baltagi, Badi; Holmås, Tor Helge. 2003. Wage policy in the health care sector: A panel data analysis of nurses' labour supply. Health Economics. 12: 705-719.
  • Askildsen, Jan Erik; Holmås, Tor Helge. 2003. Helsepersonell og lønnspolitikk. Økonomisk forum. 57: 30-36.
  • Holmås, Tor Helge. 2002. Keeping nurses at work: a duration analysis. Health Economics. 11: 493-503.
Reports and theses
  • Aakvik, Arild; Holmås, Tor Helge; Monstad, Karin. 2019. Sysselsettingseffekter av pensjonsreformen – avhenger de av helsetilstand? Working Paper, Gruppe for trygdeøkonomi, Universitetet i Bergen. 10 pages.
  • Aakvik, Arild; Kjerstad, Egil; Holmås, Tor Helge. 2018. Health, life expectancy and pension reform. Working Paper, Gruppe for Trygdeøkonomi, Universitetet i Bergen. 20 pages.
  • Bharadwaj, Prashant; Holmås, Tor Helge; Løken, Katrine Vellesen. 2018. The Effects of Health Shocks to the Elderly on Children's Labor Supply. Uni Research Rokkansenteret. 25 pages.
  • Bratberg, Espen; Holmås, Tor Helge; Monstad, Karin. 2018. Health effects of reduced workload for older employees. Uni Research Rokkansenteret. 26 pages.
  • Brekke, Kurt; Holmås, Tor Helge; Monstad, Karin; Straume, Odd Rune. 2018. How does the type of remuneration affect physician behaviour? Fixed salary versus fee-for-service. Uni Research Rokkansenteret, Bergen. 28 pages.
  • Mæland, Silje; Monstad, Karin; Holmås, Tor Helge; Øyeflaten, Irene Larsen; Husabo, Elisabeth; Aamland, Aase. 2018. Forsøk med ny medisinsk vurdering (NMV) etter seks måneders sykmelding : sluttrapport. Uni Research Helse, Bergen. 75 pages.
  • Aakvik, Arild; Holmås, Tor Helge; Avdic, Daniel. 2017. The Effect of Retirement on Health Outcomes. Working paper, Gruppe for trygdeøkonomi, Universitetet i Bergen, Bergen. 20 pages.
  • Aakvik, Arild; Holmås, Tor Helge; Lillebø, Otto Sevaldson. 2017. Spousal responses to health shocks - effects on labour supply and social insurance. Working paper, Gruppe for trygdeøkonomi, Universitetet i Bergen. 30 pages.
  • Bratberg, Espen; Holmås, Tor Helge; Monstad, Karin. 2017. The causal effect of workload on the labour supply of older employees. Institutt for økonomi, Universitetet i Bergen, Bergen. 28 pages.
  • Breivik, Anne-Lise; Holmås, Tor Helge; Riise, Julie. 2017. Effects of Air Pollution on Health and Health Care Consumption. Institutt for økonomi, UiB, Working Paper in Economics No. 11/17.
  • Brekke, Kurt Richard; Holmås, Tor Helge; Monstad, Karin; Straume, Odd Rune. 2017. Competition and physician behaviour: Does the competitive environment affect the propensity to issue sickness certificates? Uni research, Notat, 1/2017.
  • Holmås, Tor Helge; Steskal, Darina; Vaage, Kjell. 2017. How GPs influence sickness absence: Using random assignment in emergency centers as a natural experiment. Uni Research, Notat 5/2017. 25 pages.
  • Aakvik, Arild; Lillebø, Otto Sevaldson; Holmås, Tor Helge. 2016. Spousal responses to health shocks. Working paper. 20 pages.
  • Mæland, Silje; Monstad, Karin; Øyeflaten, Irene Larsen; Husabo, Elisabeth; Aamland, Aase; Holmås, Tor Helge. 2016. Effektevaluering av ny medisinsk vurdering (NMV) etter seks måneders sykmelding : underveisrapport. Uni Research. 32 pages.
  • Askildsen, Jan Erik; Holmås, Tor Helge; Kaarbøe, Oddvar Martin; Monstad, Karin. 2015. Evaluering av kommunal medfinansiering. Uni Research Rokkansenteret. 40 pages.
  • Brekke, Kurt; Holmås, Tor Helge; Monstad, Karin; Straume, Odd Rune. 2015. Do Treatment Decisions Depend on Physicians’ Financial Incentives? NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion papers. 15. Institutt for samfunnsøkonomi, NHH. 31 pages.
  • Brekke, Kurt; Holmås, Tor Helge; Monstad, Karin; Straume, Odd Rune. 2015. Socioeconomic Status and Physicians’Treatment Decisions. NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion papers. 12. Institutt for samfunnsøkonomi, Norges Handelshøyskole. 27 pages.
  • Holmås, Tor Helge; Monstad, Karin; Steskal, Darina. 2015. Hospital Readmission and Mortality Among Frail Elderly – The Importance of Spouse and Adult Children. Uni Research Rokkansenteret. 44 pages.
  • Aakvik, Arild; Holmås, Tor Helge; Kjerstad, Egil. 2014. Prioritization and the Elusive Effect on Welfare - A Norwegian Health Care Reform Revisited. Institutt for økonomi. 30 pages.
  • Aakvik, Arild; Holmås, Tor Helge; Monstad, Karin. 2014. Evaluating a National Labour and Welfare Administration Reform (NAV). Institutt for økonomi, Bergen. 40 pages.
  • Brekke, Kurt; Holmås, Tor Helge; Straume, Odd Rune. 2014. Price Regulation and Parallel Imports of Pharmaceuticals. NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion papers. 1. Institutt for samfunnsøkonomi, Norges Handelshøyskole, Bergen. 38 pages.
  • Brekke, Kurt; Dalen, Dag Morten; Holmås, Tor Helge. 2013. Diffusion of Pharmaceuticals: Cross-Country Evidence of Anti-TNF drugs. NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion papers. 7. Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen. 23 pages.
  • Askildsen, Jan Erik; Holmås, Tor Helge; Pervin, Tanjima. 2012. Lifestyle and future need for social care. Rokkansenteret Notat. 13. Uni Rokkansenteret, Bergen.
  • Grasdal, Astrid; Bratberg, Espen; Andersland, Leroy; Holmås, Tor Helge. 2012. Veier til gradert eller full uførepensjon. Institutt for økonomi.
  • Bratberg, Espen; Holmås, Tor Helge; Islam, M. Kamrul; Vaage, Kjell. 2010. Teachers' sickness absence in primary schools: A panel data multilevel analysis. Department of Economics, University of Bergen, Norway. 30 pages.
  • Brekke, Kurt R.; Holmås, Tor Helge; Straume, Odd Rune. 2010. Margins and market shares: pharmacy incentives for generic substitution. Institutt for samfunnsøkonomi, NHH, Bergen. 36 pages.
  • Aakvik, Arild; Holmås, Tor Helge; Islam, M. Kamrul. 2008. Does variation in GP practice matter for the length of sickness absenteeism? A multilevel analysis based on Norwegian GP--patient data. Dept. of Economics, UiB, Bergen, Norway. 23 pages.
  • Aakvik, Arild; Holmås, Tor Helge; Islam, M. Kamrul. 2008. Does variation in GP practice matter for the length of sickness absenteeism? A multilevel analysis based on Norwegian GP--patient data. Dept. of Economics, UiB, Bergen, Norway. 23 pages.
  • Askildsen, Jan Erik; Holmås, Tor Helge; Kaarbøe, Oddvar. 2007. Prioriteringspraksis før og etter sykehusreformen. Norges forskningsråd. 12 pages.
  • Brekke, Kurt R.; Holmås, Tor Helge; Straume, Odd Rune. 2007. Regulation, generic competition and pharmaceutical prices: theory and evidence from a natural experiment. Institutt for samfunnsøkonomi, NHH, Bergen. 30 pages.
  • Grasdal, Astrid; Bratberg, Espen; Vaage, Kjell; Aakvik, Arild; Holmås, Tor Helge; Dahl, Svenn-åge. 2007. Kunnskapsoversikt om insentiv- og fordelingsvirkninger av trygdeordninger for midlertidig inntektssikring ved sykdom, rehabilitering, attføring og uførhet. Institutt for økonomi, UiB. 45 pages.
  • Lurås, Hilde; Holmås, Tor Helge; Kjerstad, Egil; Kristiansen, Frode. 2007. Long term care and hospital length of stay for elderly patients. Samfunns- og næringslivsforskning AS, Bergen. 30 pages.
  • Brekke, Kurt R.; Grasdal, Astrid L.; Holmås, Tor Helge. 2006. Regulation and pricing of pharmaceuticals: reference pricing or price cap regulation? 30. Institutt for samfunnsøkonomi, Norges Handelshøyskole, Bergen. 30 pages.
  • Holmås, Tor Helge; Kaarbøe, Oddvar Martin. 2005. Is There a Demand Response by Patients in Primary Care? Notatserie i helseøkonomi. 14/05. Helseøkonomi, Bergen. 20 pages.
  • Askildsen, Jan Erik; Holmås, Tor Helge. 2004. Wages and work conditions as determinants for physicians' work decisions. Program for helseøkonomi i Bergen, Bergen. 20 pages.
  • Baltagi, Badi H.; Bratberg, Espen; Holmås, Tor Helge. 2003. A panel data study of physicians labor supply: The case of Norway. CESifo working papers. 895. Center for Economic Studies, München. 21 pages.
  • Baltagi, Badi H.; Bratberg, Espen; Holmås, Tor Helge. 2003. A panel data study of physicians' labor supply: The case of Norway. Working Papers in Economics. 01/03. Institutt for økonomi, Universitetet i Bergen, Bergen. 21 pages.
  • Brekke, Kurt R.; Grasdal, Astrid L.; Holmås, Tor Helge; Steen, Frode; Sunnevåg, Kjell. 2003. Evaluering av ny apoteklov og indeksprissystemet. Rapport - Rokkansenteret. 17. Rokkansenteret, Bergen. 162 pages.
  • Holmås, Tor Helge. 2003. Essays on labour markets in the health care sector. Dissertations in Economics. -.
  • Askildsen, Jan Erik; Baltagi, Badi; Holmås, Tor Helge. 2002. Will increased wages reduce shortage of nurses? A panel data analysis of nurses' labour supply. CESifo working papers. 794. CESifo, Munich. 31 pages.
  • Askildsen, Jan Erik; Baltagi, Badi; Holmås, Tor Helge. 2002. Will increased wages reduce shortage of nurses? A panel data analysis of nurses' labour supply. Working Papers in Economics. 21/02. Institutt for økonomi, Universitetet i Bergen, Bergen. 30 pages.
  • Holmås, Tor Helge. 2002. Keeping Nurses at Work: A Duration Analysis. Rokkansenteret Working Papers. 6. Rokkansenteret, Bergen. 27 pages.
  • Aakvik, Arild; Bjorvatn, Afsane; Holmås, Tor Helge; Steckmest, Elisabeth. 2001. Endringer i regler for uføre- og alderspensjonister - hvordan påvirkes arbeidstilbudet for disse gruppene. Rapport. R19/01. Stiftelsen for samfunns- og næringslivsforskning (SNF), Bergen. 50 pages.
  • Bratberg, Espen; Holmås, Tor Helge; Thøgersen, Øystein. 2000. Assessing the effects of early retirement programs. Institutt for økonomi, Universitetet i Bergen, Bergen. 18 pages.
  • Bratberg, Espen; Holmås, Tor Helge; Thøgersen, Øystein. 2000. Assessing the effects of early retirement programs. Institutt for økonomi, Institutt for økonomi, UiB. 18 pages.
  • Thøgersen, Øystein; Bratberg, Espen; Holmås, Tor Helge. 2000. Assessing the effects of early retirement programs. 4. Norges Handelshøyskole, Institutt for samfunnsøkonomi, Bergen. 18 pages.
  • Thøgersen, Øystein; Bratberg, Espen; Holmås, Tor Helge. 2000. Assessing the effects of early retirement programs. 10. Stiftelsen for samfunns- og næringslivsforskning, SNF, Bergen. 18 pages.
  • Holmås, Tor Helge; Thøgersen, Øystein. 1999. Tidligpensjonering i ulike inntektsgrupper. 70. Stiftelsen for samfunns- og næringslivsforskning, SNF, Bergen. 41 pages.
  • Holmås, Tor Helge; Bratberg, Espen. 1998. Tidligpensjonering. En empirisk analyse. Rapport i trygdeserien. 11. Institutt for økonomi. 60 pages.
  • Thøgersen, Øystein; Brataberg, Espen; Holmås, Tor Helge. 1998. Normer, incentiver og tidligpensjonering. 33. Stiftelsen for samfunns- og næringslivsforskning, SNF. 101 pages.
Book sections
  • Askildsen, Jan Erik; Holmås, Tor Helge; Kaarbøe, Oddvar Martin. 2009. Prioritering i helsesektoren. Kap 7, pages 139-160. In:
    • Haug, Kjell; Kaarbøe, Oddvar Martin; Olsen, Trond E. 2009. Et helsevesen uten grenser? Cappelen Damm Akademisk. 359 pages. ISBN: 9788202307165.
  • Askildsen, Jan Erik; Holmås, Tor Helge; Kaarbøe, Oddvar Martin. 2009. Prioritering i helsesektoren. kap 7, pages 139-160. In:
    • Haug, Kjell; Kaarbøe, Oddvar Martin; Olsen, Trond E. 2009. Et helsevesen uten grenser? Cappelen Damm Akademisk. 363 pages. ISBN: 978-82-02-30716-5.
  • Askildsen, Jan Erik; Holmås, Tor Helge. 2001. Arbeidsmarkedet for helsepersonell i Norge: Hvor blir det av sykepleierne. 63-88. In:
    • 2001. Helse, økonomi og politikk. Utfordringer for det norske helsevesenet. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISBN: 82-02-21247-2.
  • Askildsen, Jan Erik; Holmås, Tor Helge. 2001. Arbeidsmarkedet for helsepersonell: Hvor blir det av sykepleierne? 63-85. In:
    • Askildsen, Jan Erik; Haug, Kjell. 2001. Helse, økonomi og politikk: Utfordringer for det norske helsevesenet. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISBN: 82-02-21247-2.
  • Thøgersen, Øystein; Bratberg, Espen; Holmås, Tor Helge. 1998. Økonomiske incentiver og tidligpensjonering. faglig_bok_institusjon, pages 387-418. In:
    • 1998. Norges offentlige utredninger: Fleksibel pensjonering. Vedlegg 1. 19. 32 pages.

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