Health at a glance 2019 and PaRIS


Sted: Large auditorium in the Directorate of Health's premises at Vitaminveien 4 in Storo, Oslo.

Påmeldingsfrist 31. oktober

"Health at a Glance" is an OECD report series that is published every two years. The reports provide an overview of the population's health and health services using various indicators for all OECD countries. This report presents the results for the Norwegian health services. The 2019 OECD Report contains comparable data from 35 OECD countries, based on the latest available data from 2017 and 2018. The purpose of the report is to make the information more readily accessible to a wider audience and contribute to the debate on quality and resources in the health service.

The OECD collaborates with participating countries on the PaRIS (Patient-Reported Indicator Survey) study to be conducted in Norway 2021. PaRIS measures the experience and health-related quality of life of people with chronic disorders. The study will give country representative results, and it is also desirable that the survey contributes robust figures for the individual GP. The results will be used for learning and quality improvement.


09:00 - 09:10 Minister of Health Bent Høie welcomes
09:10 - 09:40 Francesca Colombo, M.Sc. Head of the OECD Health Division presents Health at a Glance Norway 2019 and PaRIS
09.40 - 10:00 Director of Health Bjørn Guldvog comments on the findings in the report.
10:00 - 10:20 Professor Jon Magnussen (NTNU) comments on the report from a health economic perspective.
10:20 - 10:40 Dr. Med. Cecilie Risøe (Professional Board Dnlf) comments on the report from a professional organizational perspective.
10:40 - 10:50 Øyvind Bjertnæs (Deputy Director of The Norwegian Institute of Public Health) informs about the work with PaRIS in Norway
10:50 - 11:20 Panel debate with discussion
11:20 - 11:30 Conclusion with summary



Minister of Health Bent Høie, representatives from the OECD, the Ministry of Health and Care Services, the Directorate of Health, County Governors, leaders in the municipal health and care services, leaders in the specialist health service and regional health enterprises, KS, the Norwegian Medical Association, GPs, researchers and others interested. Media will be represented during the conference.

FRANCESCA COLOMBO, M.Sc., is Head of the Health Division at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Mrs Colombo has more than 20 years of experience leading international activities on health and health systems. She has led projects covering a wide range of topics, including quality of health care policies, health financing and the impact of private health insurance on health systems, health workforce and the international migration of doctors and nurses.

BJØRN GULDVOG, M.D., Ph. D.,Director General at the Directorate of health since 2012. Guldvog has had leading positions in health policy development in Norway for more than two decades, working on a wide range of topics including public health, health care quality, patient safety, priority setting, and health preparedness. He was previously a health services researcher, and worked as a physician in general practice, nursing homes and hospitals. 

JON MAGNUSSEN is Professor of Health Economics at NTNU in Trondheim. Magnussen conducts research in the field intersecting economics, politics and health. In 2007, he led the work that resulted in today's model for distributing income among the regional health authorities, the so-called "Magnussen Committee".

CECILIE RISØE Dr. Med. MD, cardiologist, former chairman of the Norwegian Cardiology Society and now head of the Norwegian Council for Cardiovascular Diseases since 2011. She is a consultant at the cardiology department at Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet.

ØYVIND A. BJERTNÆS is a sociologist, Ph.D. and Head of Research for the Section for User Perceived Quality at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. He is responsible for the Norwegian Institute of Public Health's user experience surveys.

Først publisert: 24.10.2019 Sist faglig oppdatert: 24.10.2019