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BACKGROUND It is challenging to obtain high quality obstetric care in a sparsely populated area. In the subarctic region of Norway, significant distances, weather conditions and seasonable darkness have called for a decentralized care model. We aimed to explore the quality of this care. METHODS A retrospective study employing data (2009-11) from the(More)
OBJECTIVES Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a lifelong neurological condition with a profound effect on quality of life. Prescription databases may document pattern of use. In this study we aimed to explore the use in Norway employing such a database. METHODS All prescriptions on drugs for the treatment of ADHD between 2004 and 2011, as(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to analyze the birth and induced abortion on demand (IAD) rate among women in Sami-speaking communities and a control group in Finnmark County, Norway. METHODS The 6 northern municipalities included in the administration area of the Sami language law (study group) were matched with a control group of 9(More)
OBJECTIVES Summer time is a challenging period in obstetric care as many health care workers are on holiday. We aimed to explore the Scandinavian birth patterns and the Norwegian kindergarten reform's possible influence on time of delivery in Norway. METHODS A retrospective analysis using data (2000-12) from the medical birth registries of Denmark, Norway(More)
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