Afsaneh Bjorvatn

Afsaneh Bjorvatn

Senior Researcher

Academic title: PhD

Research interests

  • Health economics
  • Socioeconomic analysis
  • Econometrics

Selected publications

  • Bjorvatn, A., Page, Y., Fahrenkrog, F., et. al (2021). "L3Pilot Deliverable D7.4: Impact Evaluation Results".
  • Nordhoff, S., Beuster, A., Kessel, T., Bjorvatn, A., et. al (2021). "L3Pilot Deliverable 7.1: Annual quantitative survey about user acceptance towards ADAS and vehicle automation Document information".
  • Nordhoff, S., Louw, T., Madigan, R., Lee, Y.M., Innamaa, S., Lehtonen, E., Malin, F., Bjorvatn, A., et. al (2021). "Profiling the Enthusiastic, Neutral, and Sceptical Users of Conditionally Automated Cars in 17 Countries: A Questionnaire Study. Journal of Advanced Transportation.
  • Louw, T., Madigan, R., Lee, Y.M., Nordhoff, S., Lehtonen, E., Innamaa, S., Malin, F., Bjorvatn, A., Merat, N. (2021). "Drivers' Intentions to Use Different Functionalities of Conditionally Automated Cars: A Survey Study of 18,631 Drivers from 17 Countries. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18(22). DOI: 10.3390/ijerph182212054 
  • Lehtonen, E., Malin, F., Innamaa, S., Nordhoff, S., Louw, T., Bjorvatn, A., Merat, N. (2021). "Are multimodal travellers going to abandon sustainable travel for L3 automated vehicles? Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 10, 100380.  
  • Innemaa, S., Aittoniemi, E., Bjorvatn, A., et. al (2020). "L3Pilot Deliverable D3.4: Evaluation Plan".
  • 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.
  • Metz, B., Rösener, C., Louw, T., Aittoniemi, E., Bjorvatn, A., et. al (2019). "L3Pilot Deliverable D3.3: Evaluation methods".
  • 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.
  • Heum, P., Bjorvatn, A., Hagen, K.P., Pedersen, K.R., Skjeret, F. (2014). "Vinter-OL i Oslo i 2022 i samfunnsøkonomisk perspektiv" (A Socioeconomic Analysis of Winter Olympics in Oslo in 2022). SNF-Report 02-2014.
  • 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. (2012). "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 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 18-2003.
  • Bjorvatn, A., Sannarnes, J.G., Kjerstad, E., Sunnevåg, K.J. (2002). "Insentivbaserte finansieringssystemer for helseforetak" (Incentive-based financing systems for Health Enterprises). SNF-Report 34-2002.
  • Sunnevåg, K.J. & Bjorvatn, A. (2000). "Bør frekvenser selges på auksjon?" Magma, 3(4): 31-53.

Selected research projects

  • Hi-Drive: Addressing challenges toward the deployment of higher automation. ( Cofounded by European Union.
  • Piloting Automated Driving on European Roads. ( 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 the Research Council of Norway.