Erik Fosse's research group: Economic and organizational consequences of new procedures and treatments
New technology and knowledge has increased the number of treatment options. It also challenges the excisting structures in hospital. Catheterbased x-ray guided treatment has allowed cardiologists and radiologists to treat disorders were before open surgery was the only option. The group studies organizational and economical concequences of new methods. This includes changes in hospital organization. Decision makingand interaction between the different specialities when new methods are introduced. Cost utility analysis of new methods is also part of the programme.