Healthcare Quality Atlas - Main findings for different patient samples

Main findings for different patient samples

The Healthcare Quality Atlas is based on data for close to 100,000 patients and treatment regimes each year, some of whom may have received the same procedures multiple times, or present a combination of diseases and disorders. The purpose is to explore whether the population receives equitable...

Each year almost 12,000 Norwegians suffer acute myocardial infarction. Roughly 25 % of the instances exhibit acute ST segment elevation in ECG (STEMI), due to a coronary artery being completely occluded when a blood clot forms ahead of a narrow constriction (thrombosis). The other 75 % are non-...

Vascular surgery is an intervention to treat diseases of the arteries outside the heart and head. Vascular surgery is particularly appropriate in cases of aortic aneurysm, in cases of depressed blood supply to the legs, and in cases of carotid artery occlusion. Each year around 6,100 vascular...

Roughly 10,000 patients are admitted to hospital with a stroke each year. Around 85 % are due to a blood clot and 10-15 % to cerebral hemorrhage. The occurrence of stroke varies little by geography, from 2-2.8 per 1,000 inhabitants. New treatment methods have brought about a 40 % reduction in...

Invasive cardiology embraces the examination and treatment of heart disease using thin catheters inserted into the coronary arteries via another blood vessel. The key procedures performed in this specialist field are coronary angiography, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to open a narrow...

Colon and rectal cancer are the cancer variants with the highest prevalence for both males and females, with some 4,000 new cases each year. Of the total, around 70 % are in the colon, the remainder in the rectum. The occurrence has doubled over the last 50 years. Roughly 35,000 persons were...

Breast cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer in women. In 2019, 3,700 women were diagnosed with breast cancer for the first time. The prevalence has increased considerably in recent decades, partly explained by screening and improved diagnostics. Major advancements have been made in...

Each year some 3,000 new patients are diagnosed with lung cancer. There are now as many women as men in this category. The prevalence in men has plateaued, however, but remains increasing for women. Lung cancer is one of the forms of cancer that is easiest to prevent, since 8 out of 10 cases are...

Prostrate cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer among men in Norway, with around 5,000 men being diagnosed with the disease annually. Each year around 900 men die from prostrate cancer. The number living with the condition who need aftercare is increasing. In 2019, well over 54,000 men...

Type 1 diabetes is the second-most common chronic disease in children and youth in Norway, and Norway leads the world in the prevalence of diabetes diagnosed before 15 years of age. Type 1 diabetes makes up 96 % of all cases of diabetes in children and youth in the age range 0-17, and in 2019...

The most prevalent cause of reduced lifespan and pathological burden for persons with diabetes is early onset of cardio-vascular disease. Complications associated with conditions of the eyes, kidneys and nervous system also tend to cause serious health loss. Major parts of the costs of diabetes...

Norway has one of the world's highest rates of hip fracture. More than 8,000 persons undergo surgery each year and the number of fractures is expected to rise with an aging population. Hip fracture can have serious consequences with loss of function, reduced quality of life, and shorter lifespan...

Chronic severely reduced kidney function is a rare but serious condition. Every year about 600 new patients start renal replacement therapy. By the end of 2019, some 5,800 live patients were registered in the Norwegian Renal Registry. The total comprises 60 % kidney transplant patients, 30 %...