The Norwegian hospital reform of 2002: central government takes over ownership of public hospitals.

@article{Hagen2006TheNH,
  title={The Norwegian hospital reform of 2002: central government takes over ownership of public hospitals.},
  author={Terje P Hagen and Oddvar M. Kaarb\oe},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={2006},
  volume={76 3},
  pages={320-33}
}
Starting in January 2002, the majority of the Norwegian Parliament transferred the ownership of all public hospitals from the county governments to the central state. This round of reforms represents the most recent attempt by the central government to resolve major problems in the Norwegian health care system. In this paper, we describe these reforms and the problems they are intended to remedy. We also indicate further proposals that we believe need to be accomplished to ensure that the… CONTINUE READING