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  1. Research overview

    Primary and secondary prevention interventions for cognitive decline and dementia

    The world’s population is steadily growing older and the number of people with dementia is increasing. It is therefore of importance to identify effective strategies to prevent or delay its onset.

  2. Research overview

    Use of Liverpool Care Pathway at the end of life

    Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) has been promoted as a holistic approach for the care of dying patients and their families at the end of life.

  3. Research overview

    Interventions to support caregivers of people with dementia

    The report summarises the available research on interventions to support caregivers of people with dementia living in the community.

  4. Research overview

    Intermediate care units and Hospital at home for acute ex-acerbations of COPD

    COPD constitutes a major future challenge for health services, and it is important to promote effective prevention and treatment of the disease.

  5. Research overview

    Effect of interventions to reduce potentially inappropriate use of medicines in nursing homes: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials

    Educational outreach or educational interventions given alone or as part of a complex package aimed at health professionals may in some contexts reduce inappropriate drug use.

  6. Research overview

    The importance of personnel competence to achieve social participation and activity amongst users of municipal home care

    The report is a systematic review of the scientific evidence concerning effects of the use of personnel with special expertise in functional training and activation compared to standard care.

  7. Research overview

    Influenza vaccination of elderly and people with chronic illness

    This review presents the available documentation of the health effects of influenza vaccination to the elderly and people suffering from chronic illness.

  8. Research overview

    Do staff educational programmmes affect end-of-life care in nursing homes?

    The aim of this report is to summarize the evidence of the effects of staff educational programmes in end-of-life care in nursing homes.

  9. Research overview

    Effectiveness of interventions specifically targeting elderly patients

  10. Research overview

    Interventions to support caregivers of people with dementia living in the community − systematic literature search

    The Norwegian Directorate of Health asked us to update the report from 2011. We have performed a literature search to find potential new and relevant systematic reviews.

  11. Report

    Readmission in Norwegian hospitals

    Readmission rates are increasingly being used as an indicator of quality of care in other countries.