The Norwegian Directorate of Health commissioned The Knowledge Centre in the Norwegian Institute of Public Health to conduct a systematic reference list of any possibly relevant research on socioeconomic effects of free choice of location of treatment.
We searched systematically in relevant medical and sociological databases. The search was performed in July 2016. Two researchers independently identified possibly relevant references and evaluated relevance according to the inclusion criteria.
• We identified 537 references in total from the electronic literature search. Of these none were relevant.
There is a lack of research on effect of free choice of location of treatment.