About Gynaecology Healthcare Atlas

About Gynaecology Healthcare Atlas

The Gynaecology Healthcare Atlas maps geographical variation in the use of a selection of specialist health services in the field of gynaecology during the period 2015--2017. Despite the fact that a guide produced by the Norwegian Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics has been available since the mid-90s, the findings of this healthcare atlas indicate that there are nevertheless variation, sometimes considerable variation, in practice in this field.

The Gynaecology Healthcare Atlas is primarily characterised by a high level of geographical variation that threatens the objective of equitable services. The results indicate sometimes great variation in treatment practices for many of the forms of examination and treatment studied in this atlas. This variation highlights the discussion of over- and undertreatment in relation to several of these services, and the atlas should form a constructive basis for targeted efforts to reduce variation in treatment practices.

The Healtcare atlas consists of three parts:

  1. The report 
  2. Fact sheets 
  3. Interactive map