Hans Olav Melberg

  • Researcher / Associate Professor; PhD
  • +47-22 84 50 31

Health economics, economic evaluation and econometrics


Publications 2022

Ødegaard KM, Lirhus SS, Melberg HO, Hallén J, Halvorsen S (2022)
A nationwide registry study on heart failure in Norway from 2008 to 2018: variations in lookback period affect incidence estimates
BMC Cardiovasc Disord, 22 (1), 88
DOI 10.1186/s12872-022-02522-y, PubMed 35247979

Publications 2021

Anisdahl K, Svatun Lirhus S, Medhus AW, Moum B, Melberg HO, Høivik ML (2021)
First-line biologic treatment of inflammatory bowel disease during the first 12 months after diagnosis from 2010 to 2016: a Norwegian nationwide registry study
Scand J Gastroenterol, 56 (10), 1163-1168
DOI 10.1080/00365521.2021.1955147, PubMed 34320885

Bugge C, Kaasa S, Sæther EM, Melberg HO, Sonbo Kristiansen I (2021)
What are determinants of utilisation of pharmaceutical anticancer treatment during the last year of life in Norway? A retrospective registry study
BMJ Open, 11 (9), e050564
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-050564, PubMed 34580099

Fossmark R, Olaisen M, Martinsen TC, Melberg HO (2021)
Factors associated with the persistence of oral 5-aminosalicylic acid monotherapy in ulcerative colitis: a nationwide Norwegian cohort study
Therap Adv Gastroenterol, 14, 17562848211021760
DOI 10.1177/17562848211021760, PubMed 34262610

Kverndokk S, Melberg HO (2021)
Using fees to reduce bed-blocking: a game between hospitals and long-term care providers
Eur J Health Econ, 22 (6), 931-949
DOI 10.1007/s10198-021-01299-9, PubMed 33895904

Lirhus SS, Høivik ML, Moum B, Anisdahl K, Melberg HO (2021)
Incidence and Prevalence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Norway and the Impact of Different Case Definitions: A Nationwide Registry Study
Clin Epidemiol, 13, 287-294
DOI 10.2147/CLEP.S303797, PubMed 33935519

Publications 2020

Asphaug L, Thiele M, Krag A, Melberg HO (2020)
Cost-Effectiveness of Noninvasive Screening for Alcohol-Related Liver Fibrosis
Hepatology, 71 (6), 2093-2104
DOI 10.1002/hep.30979, PubMed 31595545

Ødegaard KM, Hallén J, Lirhus SS, Melberg HO, Halvorsen S (2020)
Incidence, prevalence, and mortality of heart failure: a nationwide registry study from 2013 to 2016
ESC Heart Fail, 7 (4), 1917-1926
DOI 10.1002/ehf2.12773, PubMed 32530563

Publications 2019

Asphaug L, Melberg HO (2019)
The Cost-Effectiveness of Multigene Panel Testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer in Norway
MDM Policy Pract, 4 (1), 2381468318821103
DOI 10.1177/2381468318821103, PubMed 30746499

Melberg HO (2019)
Value in Health: How It Is Defined and Used in Priority Setting and Pricing in Norway
Healthc Pap, 18 (3), 22-28
DOI 10.12927/hcpap.2019.25929, PubMed 31642804

Publications 2018

Diep PP, Melberg HO, Brinch L, Buechner J, Fløisand Y, Gedde-Dahl T, Loge JH, Tjønnfjord GE, Ruud E (2018)
Cost-utility of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in Norway
Bone Marrow Transplant, 53 (5), 657-660
DOI 10.1038/s41409-018-0091-y, PubMed 29358600

Kjelle E, Kleven L, Olerud HM, Melberg HO (2018)
Cost analysis of mobile radiography services for nursing home residents in Southeast Norway
J Eval Clin Pract, 25 (2), 275-281
DOI 10.1111/jep.13058, PubMed 30362207

Lirhus SS, Høivik ML, Moum B, Melberg HO (2018)
Regional differences in anti-TNF-α therapy and surgery in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease patients: a Norwegian nationwide cohort study
Scand J Gastroenterol, 53 (8), 952-957
DOI 10.1080/00365521.2018.1495258, PubMed 30205699

Olsen CB, Melberg HO (2018)
Did adolescents in Norway respond to the elimination of copayments for general practitioner services?
Health Econ, 27 (7), 1120-1130
DOI 10.1002/hec.3660, PubMed 29663571

Publications 2016

Bekelman JE, Halpern SD, Blankart CR, Bynum JP, Cohen J, Fowler R, Kaasa S, Kwietniewski L, Melberg HO, Onwuteaka-Philipsen B, Oosterveld-Vlug M, Pring A, Schreyögg J, Ulrich CM, Verne J, Wunsch H, Emanuel EJ, International Consortium for End-of-Life Research (ICELR) (2016)
Comparison of Site of Death, Health Care Utilization, and Hospital Expenditures for Patients Dying With Cancer in 7 Developed Countries
JAMA, 315 (3), 272-83
DOI 10.1001/jama.2015.18603, PubMed 26784775

Melberg HO (2016)
Governance of addictions
Tidsskr. Nor. Laegeforen., 136 (9), 847

Melberg HO, Beck Olsen C, Pedersen K (2016)
Did hospitals respond to changes in weights of Diagnosis Related Groups in Norway between 2006 and 2013?
Health Policy, 120 (9), 992-1000
DOI 10.1016/j.healthpol.2016.07.013, PubMed 27567179

Ottersen T, Førde R, Kakad M, Kjellevold A, Melberg HO, Moen A, Ringard Å, Norheim OF (2016)
A new proposal for priority setting in Norway: Open and fair
Health Policy, 120 (3), 246-51
DOI 10.1016/j.healthpol.2016.01.012, PubMed 26851991

Publications 2015

Eriksen II, Melberg HO (2015)
The effects of introducing an electronic prescription system with no copayments
Health Econ Rev, 5 (1), 56
DOI 10.1186/s13561-015-0056-4, PubMed 26174807

Medin E, Goude F, Melberg HO, Tediosi F, Belicza E, Peltola M, EuroHOPE study group (2015)
European Regional Differences in All-Cause Mortality and Length of Stay for Patients with Hip Fracture
Health Econ, 24 Suppl 2, 53-64
DOI 10.1002/hec.3278, PubMed 26633868

Publications 2014

Melberg HO (2014)
Are healthcare expenditures increasing faster for the elderly than the rest of the population?
Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res, 14 (5), 581-3
DOI 10.1586/14737167.2014.919857, PubMed 24831863

Publications 2013

Eriksen II, Melberg HO, Bringedal B (2013)
Norwegian physicians' knowledge of the prices of pharmaceuticals: a survey
PLoS One, 8 (9), e75218
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0075218, PubMed 24040402

Henden E, Melberg HO, Røgeberg OJ (2013)
Addiction: choice or compulsion?
Front Psychiatry, 4, 77
DOI 10.3389/fpsyt.2013.00077, PubMed 23966955

Melberg HO (2013)
[Unnecessary confusion about health expenses]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 133 (9), 935
DOI 10.4045/tidsskr.13.0506, PubMed 23652135

Melberg HO (2013)
The economic theory of history: an introduction
Tidsskr. Samfunnsforsk., 54 (3), 396-399

Melberg HO, Godager G, Gregersen FA (2013)
Hospital expenses towards the end of life
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 133 (8), 841-4
DOI 10.4045/tidsskr.12.0802, PubMed 23612105

Melberg HO, Henden E, Gjelsvik O (2013)
Addiction and Responsibility: A Survey of Opinions
Inquiry-Interdiscip. J. Philos., 56 (5), 558-570
DOI 10.1080/0020174X.2013.806143

Publications 2012

Melberg HO (2012)
Social cost of alcohol: Not always useless even if subjective?
Nord. Stud. Alcohol Drugs, 29 (4), 355-357
DOI 10.2478/v10199-012-0030-y

Rockers PC, Feigl AB, Røttingen JA, Fretheim A, de Ferranti D, Lavis JN, Melberg HO, Bärnighausen T (2012)
Study-design selection criteria in systematic reviews of effectiveness of health systems interventions and reforms: A meta-review
Health Policy, 104 (3), 206-14
DOI 10.1016/j.healthpol.2011.12.007, PubMed 22325150

Publications 2011

Melberg HO, Hakkarainen P, Houborg E, Jaaskelainen M, Skretting A, Ramstedt M, Rosenqvist P (2011)
Measuring the harm of illicit drug use on friends and family
Nord. Stud. Alcohol Drugs, 28 (2), 105-121

Rogeberg O, Melberg HO (2011)
Acceptance of unsupported claims about reality: a blind spot in economics
J. Econ. Methodol., 18 (1), 29-52
DOI 10.1080/1350178X.2011.556817

Publications 2010

Melberg HO, Bringedal B (2010)
[What do doctors think an MR examination costs?]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 130 (6), 598-600
DOI 10.4045/tidsskr.08.0071, PubMed 20349003

Melberg HO, Humphreys K (2010)
Ineligibility and refusal to participate in randomised trials of treatments for drug dependence
Drug Alcohol Rev, 29 (2), 193-201
DOI 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2009.00096.x, PubMed 20447229

Melberg HO, Jones AM, Bretteville-Jensen AL (2010)
Is cannabis a gateway to hard drugs?
Empir. Econ., 38 (3), 583-603
DOI 10.1007/s00181-009-0280-z

Melberg HO, Lund KE (2010)
Do smoke-free laws affect revenues in pubs and restaurants?
Eur J Health Econ, 13 (1), 93-9
DOI 10.1007/s10198-010-0287-6, PubMed 21103905

Publications 2008

Bretteville-Jensen AL, Melberg HO, Jones AM (2008)
Sequential patterns of drug use initiation - Can we believe in the gateway theory?
B E J. Econ. Anal. Policy, 8 (2), 1

Publications 2006

Skog OJ, Melberg HO (2006)
Becker's rational addiction theory: An empirical test with price elasticities for distilled spirits in Denmark 1911-31
Addiction, 101 (10), 1444-50
DOI 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2006.01551.x, PubMed 16968346

Publications 2005

Melberg HO (2005)
The spread of drug use: epidemic models or social interaction?
Adv Health Econ Health Serv Res, 16, 173-99
PubMed 17867239

Publications 2003

Melberg HO, Lauritzen G, Ravndal E (2003)
Hvilken nytte, for hvem og til hvilken kostnad?: en prospektiv studie av stoffmisbrukere i behandling
In SIRUS-rapport, SIRUS, Oslo, Nr. 4/2003, 166 s.
BIBSYS 040047431, ISBN 82-7171-250-0

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