Afsane Bjorvatn

Researcher

E-mail:            Afsane.Bjorvatn@snf.no
Phone:            +47 55 95 97 70
Academic title: Ph.D.

 

Research interests

  • Health economics
  • Socioeconomic analysis
  • Econometrics

Selected publications

  • 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. and 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.
  • Heum, P., Bjorvatn, A., Hagen, K.P., Pedersen, K.R., & Skjeret, F. (2014). "Vinter-OL i Oslo i 2022 i samfunnsøkonomisk perspektiv" (A Sosioeconomic Analysis of Winter-Olympics in Oslo in 2022). SNF-Report 02/14.
  • 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., & Ma, A. (2011). "Patient mobility and public hospital waiting time" in Four essays on health care reforms in Norway, University of Bergen.  
  • Bjorvatn, A., Hagen, K.P., & Pedersen, K.R. (2011). "Rapport fra ekstern kvalitetssikring av Transportsystemet (KS1) av konseptvalgutredning i Nedre Glommaregionen" (Quality assurance of the transportation system in Nedre Glomma region). Veritas-Report 2011-0653.
  • Andersen, C., Bjorvatn, A., Hagen, K.P., Kjerstad, E., & Det Norske Veritas (2010). "Konseptvalgutredning av Stad skipstunnel" (Concept choice evaluation of Stad ship tunnel), The Norwegian Coastal Administration.
  • Street, A., Vitikainen, K., Bjorvatn, A., & Hvenegaard, A. (2007). "Introducing activity-based financing: A review of experiences in Australia, Denmark, Norway and Sweden". Centre for Health Economics, University of York, CHE Research Paper 30.  
  • 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.
  • Bjorvatn, A. (2003). "Er desentralisert dialysebehandling lønnsomt?" (Is decentralized dialysis treatment profitable?). Magma, 6(6): 97-105.
  • Sunnevåg, K.J., & Bjorvatn, A. (2003). "Bruk av markedsbaserte finansieringsmekanismer i helsesektoren" (Use of market-based financing mechanisms in health care sector). Magma, 6(1): 76-91.
  • Bjorvatn, A., & Kjerstad, E. (2003). "Evaluering av plan for utstyrsinvesteringer i norske sykehus". SNF-Report 18/03.
  • Bjorvatn, A., Sannarnes, J.G., Kjerstad, E., & Sunnevåg, K.J. (2002). "Insentivbaserte finansieringssystemer for helseforetak" (Incentive-based financing systems for Health Enterprises). SNF-Report 34/02.
  • Bjorvatn, A., & Sunnevåg, K. (2000). "Bør frekvenser selges på auksjon?" Magma, 3(4); 31-53.  

Selected research projects

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