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A strategic document as a tool for implementing change. Lessons from the merger creating the South-East Health region in Norway

Tarald Rohde and Hans Torvatn

Health Policy, 2017, vol. 121, issue 5, 525-533

Abstract: In 2007, the Norwegian Parliament decided to merge the two largest health regions in the country: the South and East Health Regions became the South-East Health Region (SEHR). In its resolution, the Parliament formulated strong expectations for the merger: these included more effective hospital services in the Oslo metropolitan area, freeing personnel to work in other parts of the country, and making treatment of patients more coherent. The Parliamentary resolution provided no specific instructions regarding how this should be achieved.

Keywords: Hospitals; Health region; Strategy; Change; Results; Organisation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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