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  1. Drug Consumption in Norway 2015-2019: Data from Norwegian Drug Wholesales Statistics and the Norwegian Prescription Database

    The figures presented in the report are based on Wholesale Drug Statistics and the Prescription Database. Overall, they provide a more complementary picture of Norwegian drug consumption.

    Published

  2. Education to improve labor market opportunities

    We were commissioned to summarize research on the effects of educational interventions aimed at improving labor market opportunities for adults.

    Published

  3. Methods for second language training of adult immigrants

    We were commissioned by IMDi to conduct a systematic scoping review. The review summarizes studies on teaching strategies for second language training of adult immigrants.

    Published

  4. Weekly reports for coronavirus and COVID-19

    Here you will find the weekly report about coronavirus and COVID-19-epidemic in Norway. The latest summary is translated to English, earlier reports can be found below.

    Published Updated

  5. Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in the Norwegian population measured in residual sera collected in April/May 2020 and August 2019

    This is the first study measuring antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in serum samples collected systematically from various geographical regions in Norway and covering all age groups.

    Published

  6. Abdominal aorta aneurysm (AAA) screening of men aged 65

    In this HTA we have assessed the clinical effectiveness of screening all 65-years old men for AAA in Norway by updating an earlier HTA report from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

    Published

  7. Digitalization of health data from military conscription – a pilot project

    In this pilot project, the Norwegian Armed Forces and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health digitized historical health information from military medical examinations of 17 364 men born in 1950.

    Published

  8. Social and economic vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 pandemic

    We have tried to identify any reported associations between increased severity of COVID-19 disease, and infection rates in populations postulated to be socially or economic vulnerable.

    Published

  9. Emergency placement in residential childcare institutions

    We summarised research from 2010-2019 on measures (strategies, approaches, offers, methods, service components etc.) related to residential emergency care placement of children and youth.

    Published

  10. Should individuals in the community without respiratory symptoms wear facemasks to reduce the spread of COVID-19?

    This is a rapid review of the knowledge base for using face mask, by people in the community to reduce the spread of covid-19.

    Published

  11. Quality care in residential childcare institutions

    We examined research from 2010-2019 on interventions, methods and strategies focusing on quality care for children and youth living in residential care institutions.

    Published

  12. The European men who have sex with men internet survey 2017: Norwegian results

    This report presents the Norwegian results from EMIS-2017, an internet-based crosssectional survey of MSM in 50 countries in 2017.

    Published

  13. Should healthcare personnel in nursing homes without respiratory symptoms wear facemasks for primary prevention of COVID-19?

    This rapid review shows that there is no direct evidence of the effects of healthcare personnel in nursing homes wearing facemasks for primary prevention of COVID-19.

    Published

  14. Long-term treatment with antidepressants – evidence and gap map

    The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has mapped existing research on long-term treatment with antidepressants.

    Published

  15. COVID-19 and risk factors for severe disease – a rapid review, 2nd update

    This is an update of a version published 14th of April, 2020. We excluded studies that only reported results from univariate analyses, and studies with small small sample sizes (<400 participants).

    Published

  16. Patients’ and healthcare personnel’s experiences with opioid maintenance treatment (OMT)

    NIPH was commissioned by the Norwegian Directorate of Health to carry out a qualitative systematic review of patients’ and healthcare providers’ experiences with OMT.

    Published

  17. Effectiveness of treatment for pancreatic cancer

    We were asked to find and summarize key findings from systematic reviews about the effectiveness of active observation treatment compared to surgery for patients with pancreatic cancer.

    Published

  18. Saliva sample for testing SARS-CoV-2 infection

    The aim of this rapid report is to investigate if there are studies supporting the use of salivary samples for detection of SARS-CoV-2.

    Published

  19. Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 via contact and droplets, 1st update

    The findings in this memo are based on rapid PubMed searches. One researcher went through all search records, selected and summarised the findings.

    Published

  20. Immunity after SARS-CoV-2 infection, 1st update

    This memo is an update of an earlier version, and the findings are based on rapid searches in PubMed, EMBASE, and supplementary searches for pre-prints.

    Published

  21. Effects of opioid maintenance treatment versus no drug therapies for opioid dependence

    The objective of this systematic review was to update the evidence base for effects of OMT compared to no drug therapy.

    Published

  22. Case fatality rate and infection fatality rate for serious COVID-19, 1st update

    The findings here are based on rapid searches in PubMed, LitCovid and MedRxiv, as well as manual searches on websites. Two researchers shared tasks related to study selection and synthesis of results.

    Published

  23. The role of children in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), 1st update

    The findings in this memo are based on rapid searches. One researcher has screened all records from the search, selected and summarised the study findings.

    Published

  24. Treatment options for inoperable patients with severe aortic stenosis: rapid review for a patient decision aid

    We were commissioned to summarize the evidence for inoperable patients with severe aortic stenosis, i.e. patients who are ineligible for surgical aortic valve replacement.

    Published

  25. COVID-19: The relationship between age, comorbidity and disease severity – 1st update

    This is an update of an earlier version. The findings are based on rapid searches in electronic databases, as well as manual searches on websites of health authorities in selected countries.

    Published

  26. Empiric treatment with antibiotic combination therapy compared with monotherapy for adult patients with septic shock of unknown pathogen and origin

    We were asked to conduct a systematic review of effect and safety of empiric treatment with antibiotic combination therapy compared with monotherapy for adult patients with septic shock.

    Published

  27. Case fatality rate for serious COVID-19

    The findings in this memo are based on rapid searches in PubMed and LitCovid, as well as manual searches on websites. Two researchers shared tasks related to study selection and synthesis of results.

    Published

  28. Immunity after SARS-CoV-2 infection

    The findings in this memo are based on rapid searches in PubMed, EMBASE and two pre-print databases. One researcher went through all search records, selected and summarised the findings.

    Published

  29. Contact based transmission of SARS-CoV-2

    The findings in this memo are based on rapid searches in the PubMed. One researcher went through all search records, selected and summarised the findings.

    Published

  30. Electronic follow-up of children and youth in childcare institutions

    This is a rapid review to answer a commission from the Norwegian Directorate for children, youth and family affairs (Bufdir), received March 30, 2020.

    Published

  31. Aerosol generating procedures in health care, and COVID-19

    The findings in this memo are based on rapid searches in the PubMed and Embase databases. One researcher went through all search records, selected and summarised the findings.

    Published

  32. Effect of interventions for weight maintenance after an intervention for reduction of overweight among children and adolescents

    We were commossioned to make a systematic review on weight maintenance among children and adolescents after participating in an intervention for reduction of overweight.

    Published

  33. COVID-19: The relationship between age, comorbidity, and disease severity

    The findings in here are based on rapid searches in PubMed and Embase, as well as manual searches on websites of health authorities in selected countries.

    Published

  34. The role of children in the transmission of COVID-19

    The findings in this memo is based on rapid searches in the PubMed-database. A single researcher has gone through the search hits, selected, critically assessed, and summarised the study findings.

    Published

  35. Interventions for children and youth with behavioural problems or criminal behaviour

    Behavioral problems in children and adolescents are difficult. We examined the effects of interventions for those with behavioral problems or criminal behavior.

    Published

  36. SARS-CoV-2, MERS-CoV og SARS-CoV and risk of airborne transmission

    The findings in this memo are based on rapid searches in the PubMed database. One researcher went through all search records, selected and summarised the the findings.

    Published

  37. Managing chronic illnesses with remote patient monitoring in primary health care

    We summarized systematic reviews of a specific type of RPM: RPM that is occurring in primary health services, in which provider feedback is included.

    Published

  38. Habits that help prevent infection

    Hygiene posters that demonstrate good cough etiquette and hand hygiene.

    Published

  39. Assessment instruments for at-risk children and youth

    We carried out a systematic mapping review on research on tools designed to give a better understanding of the child’s or youth’s need for help.

    Published

  40. Fertility decline in Norway

    The decline is in particular a result of increased childlessness, higher age at first birth, and a smaller proportion of two-child mothers having a third child.

    Published

  41. Lifestyle interventions for prevention of somatic diseases in persons with mental illness

    What is the effect of preventive lifestyles interventions such as smoking cessation, increased physical activity on the physical and mental health and quality of life in persons with mental illness?

    Published

  42. E-consultation as an assessment for work disability and reason for sick-pay

    Our commission was to identify research investigating the use of electronic consultations when assessing patients for work disability and a possible sick leave in primary care.

    Published

  43. Disease modifying drugs for treatment of primary progressive multiple sclerosis: A health technology assessment

    The objective for this health technology assessment was to evaluate clinical efficacy and cost effectiveness for disease-modifying drugs for the treatment of primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

    Published

  44. Treatment options for metastatic prostate cancer

    We aimed to summarise findings about the effectiveness of androgen suppression therapy, chemotherapy, radiation and radioactive treatment in addition to standard care for metastatic prostate cancer.

    Published

  45. Ambient sensors to support elderly persons living at home

    We conducted a review of systematic reviews to evaluate effects of ambient sensor technology on resource use in municipal health and care services, with a special focus on health economic evaluations.

    Published