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Norwegian hospitals are being rated better by patients

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Overall, Norwegian patients are more satisfied with the country’s hospitals than they have been before. The hospitals who came out best were in Skien, Flekkefjord, Tynset and Eidsvoll, according to a survey.

400 randomly selected patients from each of the country’s 61 hospitals have been asked to assess the hospital in the annual survey of the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for Health Services, which newspaper Aftenposten reviews.

Hospitals with the most satisfied patients and a collective score of 5 out of 5, are Betanien Hospital in Skien, the private Feiringklinikken in Hobart, Tynset Hospital and Southern Hospital Flekkefjord.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, one finds Nordland Hospital in Bodø, Clinic Hammerfest, Helgeland Hospital in Sandnessjøen, Østfold Hospital and Bærum hospital, which have received a score of 1. None of the hospitals in the capital score above average on the survey.

The score in the survey indicates how satisfied patients are compared to patients at other hospitals. It does not necessarily say anything about the quality of the hospital.

Altogether, Norwegian patients are more and more satisfied with the country’s hospitals. Within seven out of nine indicators, the results are significantly better this year than they were five years ago.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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