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Health by Numbers

The theme for the research project called "Health by Numbers" was how statistics on health and care in the municipalities are used and requested. The project was a collaboration between SINTEF Technology and Society, Group of Health Services Research and NTNU (the University of Trondheim), Department of Sociology and Political Science.

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Some of our research questions were:

  • What are the needs for management information perceived by administrators and politicians in Norwegian municipalities?
  • How is management information used actively in control of services?
  • How is management information attached to the financing of health services?
  • What is the relationship between the administration and politicians regarding health policy?
  • How is the individual based registry for health and care in municipalitites (IPLOS) used?

 The project was funded by the Norwegian Research Council.
Project no.: 102002862

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Project duration

01/01/2013 - 31/12/2013