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2018


  1. Adapted health information and patient education for persons with immigrant or minority ethnic background

    This report gives an overview of summarized evidence on the effect of adapted health information and patient education for immigrants or minority ethnic groups.

  2. Therapist-supported internet therapy for mental disorders

    The Norwegian Institute of Public Health was commissioned to prepare a health technology assessment on the use of guided internet treatment for mental disorders (eMeistring).

  3. Effects of partial sick leave versus full-time sick leave on sickness absence and work participation

    The Norwegian Labor and Welfare Administration (NAV) commissioned us to map all evidence on the effects of PTSL versus full-time sick leave (FTSL) on sickness absence and work participation.

  4. Interlaboratory Comparison on POPs in Food 2018

    The 19th round of the interlaboratory comparison study on the determination of PCDDs/PCDFs, PCBs and brominated flame retardants in three food items were conducted in spring of 2018.

  5. Tapering from buprenorphine or methadone for pregnant women in opioid maintenance treatment (OMT)

    We have summarised the evidence on effects for mother and child of tapering compared with continued maintenance treatment during pregnancy. 

  6. Usage of Antivirals and the Occurrence of Antiviral Resistance in Norway 2017

    The annual report from Resistance against Antivirals in Norway (RAVN) presents national surveillance data on antiviral resistance for a number of viruses.

  7. National plan of action to sustain a poliomyelitis-free status

    The plan has been developed so that Norway is prepared for a possible renewed outbreak of wild poliovirus (WPV) or vaccine derived polio virus (VDPV).

  8. Implications of elevators in high-rise buildings: a systematic mapping review

    We were commissioned to conduct a systematic review of empirical research about the implications of elevators in multi-story buildings.

  9. Vision screening in children under the age of 18 a systematic review

    What knowledge do we have regarding vision screening in children? This systematic review tries do answer this question.

  10. Age estimation in adolescents and young adults by psychological assessment of maturity: a systematic review

    This systematic review aimed to summarize the evidence of using psychological maturity tests for chronological age assessment in adolescents and young adults.

  11. Very early mobilization of patients with stroke: a systematic review

    Patients with stroke should be mobilized early, but how early? We were asked to identify and review studies that have evaluated this.

  12. Employment-oriented mentoring programmes for vulnerable populations: a systematic review

    This is a a systematic review on the effect of employment-oriented mentoring programmes for vulnerable populations on employment-related outcomes.

  13. Immunoglobulin for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME): systematic reference list

    This is a literature search followed by sorting of relevant research on the effect of immunoglobulin for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME).

  14. EXOGEN™ in the treatment of non-union fractures

    The present report provides a single technology assessment of EXOGEN™ for the treatment of non-union fractures.

  15. Effectiveness and safety of nitrous oxide as sedation regimen in children – an HTA

    The objective for the present report, is to systematically summarize published results on effectiveness using nitrous oxide in a paediatric setting for small, but painful hospital procedures.

  16. Age estimation by ossification stages of the medial clavicular epiphysis: a systematic review

    This systematic review summarizes the evidence on the distribution of chronological age from pre-defined stages of clavicular ossification studied by MRI or CT in living individuals.

  17. Long-term antipsychotic treatment of persons with schizophrenia spectrum disorders: a systematic review

    The objective for this systematic review is to summarize the effects and adverse effects of treatment for two years or longer with antipsychotics in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders.

  18. Development stages of the knee and ankle by CT and MR imaging for estimation of chronological age

  19. Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) for Diffuse Systemic Sclerosis. Health Technology Assessment

    AHSCT is suggested for rapid and severe development of diffuse systemic sclerosis. We have summarized the effect and safety, conducted a cost analysis and discussed ethics related to the treatment.

  20. Support for housing adjustments for the elderly and adults with physical disabilities: a systematic mapping review

    A systematic mapping review of empirical research about support provided for housing adjustments to increase the possibility amongst the elderly and physically disabled to continue living at home.

  21. Approaches to reduce welfare- and insurance fraud: A systematic mapping review

    This is a systematic mapping review to identify and describe all research about efforts to prevent and identify welfare- and insurance fraud.

  22. Digital interventions for couples with relationship problems: a systematic review

    We conducted a systematic review on the effects and the experiences with digital interventions for couples who do not want to attend therapy or counselling, individually or in a group.

  23. Guidelines for investigation of outbreaks of food- and waterborne diseases

    Description of methods, procedures and responsibilities for investigation and management of outbreaks of diseases in which foods, beverages, drinking water or animals are suspected infection source.

  24. Drug consumption statistics 2018:2 Norwegian Prescription Database 2013–2017

    The theme of this report is drug use among the elderly. It includes comprehensive information about the number of people who were dispensed drugs from pharmacies in Norway in the last five years.

  25. The MicraTM Transcatheter Pacing System, a leadless pacemaker, in patients indicated for single-chamber ventricular pacemaker implantation: A single technology assessment

    In this single technology assessment, we assessed a leadless pacemaker for patients indicated for single-chamber ventricular pacemaker implantation.

  26. Exercise for people with severe mental illness

    We evaluated the effect of exercise for people with severe mental illness.

  27. Effectiveness of shunt treatment for persons with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus

    We were commissioned to find and summarize key findings from systematic reviews about the effects of shunts in the treatment of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus.

  28. Limited weight change in pregnant women with obesity: a systematic review

    This report is a systematic review of the effects of lifestyle interventions aiming for low weight gain (< 5 kg) or weight loss for pregnant women with pre-pregnant BMI ≥ 30.

  29. Effectiveness of mastectomy for women with breast cancer: evidence base for a shared decision making tool

    We were commissioned to identify and summarize key findings from systematic reviews about the effects of mastectomy for women with small breast cancer tumour.

  30. Which signs that can be observed by personnel in kindergartens and schools might be associated with maltreatment of children? A systematic overview of reviews

  31. Language teaching for adult immigrants with little or no schooling: a systematic review of effect studies

    There is a lack of summarised evidence of which language teaching methods are most effective for adult immigrants with little or no schooling. We were commissioned to make a systematic review.

  32. Associations between parenting styles and child outcomes: Systematic literature search with sorting

    We were commissioned to make a systematic literature search with sorting on Associations between parenting styles and child outcomes.

  33. Effectiveness of treatment for Graves’ disease: evidence base for a shared decision making tool

    We were commissioned to find and summarize key findings from systematic reviews about relevant treatment options to ease the symptoms among patients with Graves’ disease.

  34. Effectiveness of treatment for chronic kidney disease: evidence base for a shared decision making tool

    We were commissioned to find and summarize key findings from systematic reviews about relevant treatment options to ease the symptoms in patients with chronic kidney disease.

  35. Drug Consumption in Norway 2013–2017

    The figures are based on sales from all drug wholesalers in Norway and include sales of over the counter medicines available in non-pharmacy outlets.

  36. Effect of health equity tools for immigrants: a systematic review

    A systematic review was commissioned to examine whether system-level healthcare interventions, specifically health equity tools, can improve health equity for immigrants.

  37. Coerced medication in mental health care – a systematic mapping review

    We performed a systematic mapping review where we searched for systematic reviews and primary studies of coerced medication for adult patients.

  38. 177Lutetium-based peptide receptor radionuclide therapy for treating neuroendocrine tumours: a health technology assessment

    The Commission Forum representing the four National Regional Health Authorities (RHA) in Norway asked the Norwegian Institute of Public Health to conduct a full HTA of 177Lu-PRRT.

  39. Use of clean disposable gloves to prevent infection in the health services, a systematic search for literature with a sorted list of references

    In this publication, we present the results of a systematic search after literature on use of clean disposable gloves to prevent infection in the health services.

  40. Diagnostic accuracy, clinical effectiveness and budget impact of screening BRCA1/2 mutation carriers by MRI. A health technology assessment

    This is a HTA of the diagnostic accuracy, clinical effectiveness and budget impact of breast cancer screening using MRI in combination with mammography, for women with BRCA1/2 genetic mutations.

  41. Effectiveness of treatment for knee osteoarthritis: evidence base for shared decision making

    We were asked to find and summarize key findings from systematic reviews about relevant treatment options to ease the symptoms in patients with arthritis in the knee.

  42. Effectiveness of treatment for hip osteoarthritis: evidence base for shared decision-making

    We were asked to find and summarise key findings from systematic reviews about relevant treatment options to ease the symptoms in patients with arthritis in the hip.

  43. Vaccination of preterm infants against pertussis and pneumococci

    This report summarises current knowledge about immunogenicity, effectiveness and safety of vaccination of premature infants against whooping cough and invasive pneumococcal disease.

  44. Bariatric surgery for Type 2 Diabetes and a body mass index below 35 - Health Technology Assessment

    A health technology assessment that addresses efficacy, safety and a health-economic evaluation of bariatric surgery for patients with type 2 diabetes and BMI below 35 compared to standard treatment.

  45. Influenza epidemiological information prepared for WHO informal meeting on strain composition for inactivated influenza vaccines for use in season 2018-19

    Report submitted by Norway to WHO's influenza vaccine meeting in Geneva, February 2018.

  46. Hospital at home as an alternative to hospital treatment. Systematic reference list

    We were commissioned to identify research on the effect of hospital at home, and for which patients the method might be best suited.

  47. The Foyer model for homeless youth: a systematic mapping review

    We were commissioned to map out all evidence on the Foyer model, a package of accommodation and integrated support for young people in the transition to independent living and adulthood.