About the day surgery health atlas 2013–2017

About the day surgery health atlas 2013–2017

The fundamental question that the healthcare atlases shed light on is whether health 
services are equitably distributed regardless of where people live. The first Norwegian 
healthcare atlas was published on 13 January 2015. It provided an overview of twelve 
of the most common surgical procedures that are normally carried out as day surgery 
in Norway, and it identified considerable variation for most of these procedures 
during the period 2011–2013.

This healthcare atlas describes developments in the use of and variation between 
the health trusts' hospital referral areas for the same twelve procedures during 
the period 2013–2017. The Norwegian Patient Registry is our main source of data. 
It contains information about publicly funded activity at public hospitals, private 
hospitals and specialists in private practice under public funding contracts.