Afsane Bjorvatn

Senior Researcher

Phone:            +47 55 95 97 70
Academic title: PhD


Research interests

  • Health economics
  • Socioeconomic analysis
  • Econometrics

Selected publications

  • Bjorvatn, A., Magnussen, A.-M. & Wallander, L. (2020). "Law and medical practice: A comparative vignette survey of cardiologists in Norway and Denmark". SAGE Open Medicine, 8: 1-11. DOI: 10.1177/2050312120946215.
  • Bjorvatn, A. (2018). "Private or public hospital ownership: Does it really matter?" Social Science & Medicine, 196: 166-174.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.11.038.
  • Bjorvatn, A. (2018). "Sykehuslegers holdninger til økonomiske styringsinstrumenter i spesialisthelsetjenesten" (Hospital physicians' attitudes towards financial management instruments in specialized healthcare services) in Aasen, H.S., Bringedal, B., Bærøe, K. & Magnussen, A.-M. (eds.): Prioritering, styring og likebehandling - Utfordringer i norsk helsetjeneste, Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISBN 978-82-02-56935-8-PDF.
  • Bjorvatn, A. & Nilssen, E. (2018). "Rettslig regulering og faglig skjønnsutøvelse i prioritering av spesialisthelsetjenester" (Legal Regulation and Professional Discretion in Prioritization of Specialized Health Services). Tidsskrift for Velferdsforskning, 21(1): 18-38.
  • Bjorvatn, A. (2013). "Hospital readmission among elderly patients". European Journal of Health Economics, 14(5): 809-820. DOI: 10.1007/s10198-012-0426-3.
  • Bjorvatn, A. (2012). "Making incentives work. Hospital organization and performance". Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 40(5): 449-456.
  • Bjorvatn, A. & Kristiansen, F. (2005). "Fondaparinux Sodium Compared with Enoxaparin Sodium: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis". American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs, 5(2): 121-130.
  • Bjorvatn, A. (2005). "Evaluation of Decentralized Dialysis in Norway – A Cost-Benefit Analysis". Dialysis & Transplant, 685-689.  

Selected research projects

  • Piloting Automated Driving on European Roads (L3 Pilot). Funded by European Commission.
  • Prioritizing health care: Tensions and Interplays between Legal, Political, Economic and Professional Perspectives. Postdoc scholarship at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. Funded by the Research Council of Norway.