Birgit Volmer-Larsen Niclasen

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The prescription pattern to children living in an arctic environment (Nuuk, Greenland) is similar to the pattern seen in other countries e.g. Sweden, Norway or the US, but the prescription rate of both anti-infectives and the total number of drugs is 2-3 times larger. This may reflect differences both in socioeconomic factors, in disease patterns and in(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective was to examine the development in the prevalence of bullying behaviours among Greenlandic schoolchildren and the association with health outcome and health behaviour. STUDY DESIGN The study was based on three school surveys among Greenlandic schoolchildren contributing to the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey,(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to describe emergency admissions in Greenland's healthcare system, and the extent to which admissions were associated with alcohol abuse or violence. Furthermore, we aimed to test whether data on emergencies in Greenland could be registered in a reliable way by simple means. METHODS Registration of all emergencies presented(More)
INTRODUCTION Despite all efforts, recruitment of healthcare personnel has become increasingly difficult in Greenland as in other remote areas. The aim of this observational study was to describe the extent of health care delivered by nurses in Greenland's healthcare system. Reasons for encounter, diagnostic procedures, treatments and need for a physician's(More)
BACKGROUND Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a potentially fatal disease, and expedited referral and treatment is needed to ensure early detection. OBJECTIVE We aimed to assess the symptomatology of Greenlandic patients with CRC and the primary investigations initiated before referral to Dronning Ingrids Hospital in Nuuk for further diagnostic workup. Primary(More)
With a low breast cancer incidence and low population density, Greenland is geographically and organisationally challenged in implementing a cost effective breast cancer screening programme where a large proportion of the Greenlandic women will have to travel far to attend. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the cost effectiveness and cost utility of(More)