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Jan Abel Olsen

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Department of Community Medicine




Research interests

Priority setting: Efficiency and equity in health care

Measuring and valuing health outcomes; Quality-adjusted-life-years (QALYs)

Payment systems in general practice

Social inequalities in health

Global health

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Blog / Website: www.janabelolsen.org

Teaching

HEL 3007 Health Economics and Policy

Publications in CRIStin


  • Lamu, Admassu Nadew; Gamst-Klaussen, Thor; Olsen, Jan Abel. Preference Weighting of Health State Values: What Difference Does It Make, and Why?. Value in Health 2017. ISSN 1098-3015.s doi: 10.1016/j.jval.2016.10.002.

  • Holte, Jon Helgheim; Sivey, Peter; Abelsen, Birgit; Olsen, Jan Abel. Modelling Nonlinearities and Reference Dependence in General Practitioners' Income Preferences. Health Economics 2016; Volum 25 (8). ISSN 1057-9230.s 1020 - 1038.s doi: 10.1002/hec.3208.

  • Mason, Helen; Van Exel, Job; Baker, Rachel; Brouwer, Werner; Donaldson, Cam; Olsen, Jan Abel. From representing views to representativeness of views: Illustrating a new (Q2S) approach in the context of health care priority setting in nine European countries. Social Science and Medicine 2016; Volum 166. ISSN 0277-9536.s 205 - 213.s doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.08.036.

  • Ahmed, Mashhood Sheikh; Abelsen, Birgit; Olsen, Jan Abel. Differential Recall Bias, Intermediate Confounding, and Mediation Analysis in Life Course Epidemiology: An Analytic Framework with Empirical Example. Frontiers in Psychology 2016; Volum 7 (1828). ISSN 1664-1078.s doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01828.

  • Lamu, Admassu Nadew; Olsen, Jan Abel. The relative importance of health, income and social relations for subjective well-being: An integrative analysis. Social Science and Medicine 2016; Volum 152. ISSN 0277-9536.s 176 - 185.s doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.01.046.

  • Sheikh, Mashhood Ahmed; Abelsen, Birgit; Olsen, Jan Abel. Clarifying Associations between Childhood Adversity, Social Support, Behavioral Factors, and Mental Health, Health, and Well-Being in Adulthood: A Population-Based Study. (fulltekst) Frontiers in Psychology 2016; Volum 7 (727). ISSN 1664-1078.s doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00727.

  • Olsen, Jan Abel; Lerner, EB; Persse, D; Sterz, F; Lozano, M Jr; Brouwer, MA; Westfall, MA; van Grunsven, PM; Travis, DT; Herken, UR; Brunborg, Cathrine; Wik, Lars. Chest compression duration influences outcome between integrated load-distributing band and manual CPR during cardiac arrest. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica 2016; Volum 60 (2). ISSN 0001-5172.s 222 - 229.s doi: 10.1111/aas.12605.

  • Holte, Jon Helgheim; Kjær, Trine; Abelsen, Birgit; Olsen, Jan Abel. The impact of pecuniary and non-pecuniary incentives for attracting young doctors to rural general practice. Social Science and Medicine 2015; Volum 128. ISSN 0277-9536.s 1 - 9.s doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.12.022.

  • Abelsen, Birgit; Olsen, Jan Abel. Young doctors' preferences for payment systems: The influence of gender and personality traits. Human Resources for Health 2015; Volum 13:69. ISSN 1478-4491.s 1 - 9.s doi: 10.1186/s12960-015-0060-0.

  • Norum, Jan; Traasdahl, Erik R.; Totth, Arpad; Nieder, Carsten; Olsen, Jan Abel. Health economics and Radium-223 (Xofigo(R)) in the treatment of metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer mCRPC). A case history and a systematic review of the literature on cost effectiveness analysis (CEA). Value in Health 2015; Volum 7. ISSN 1098-3015.s doi: 10.1016/j.jval.2015.09.1191.

  • Gamst-Klaussen, Thor; Chen, Gang; Lamu, Admassu Nadew; Olsen, Jan Abel. Health state utility instruments compared: inquiring into nonlinearity across EQ-5D-5L, SF-6D, HUI-3 and 15D. Quality of Life Research 2015. ISSN 0962-9343.s 1 - 12.s doi: 10.1007/s11136-015-1212-3.

  • Norum, Jan; Traasdahl, Erik R.; Totth, Arpad; Nieder, Carsten; Olsen, Jan Abel. Health Economics and Radium-223 (Xofigo®) in the Treatment of Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (mCRPC): A Case History and a Systematic Review of the Literature. Global Journal of Health Science 2015; Volum 8 (4). ISSN 1916-9736.s 1 - 9.s doi: 10.5539/gjhs.v8n4p1.

  • Friborg, Oddgeir; Emaus, Nina; Rosenvinge, Jan H; Bilden, Unni; Olsen, Jan Abel; Pettersen, Gunn. Violence affects physical and mental health differently: the general population based Tromsø study. (data) PLoS ONE 2015; Volum 10 (8). ISSN 1932-6203.s doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0136588.

  • Holte, Jon Helgheim; Abelsen, Birgit; Halvorsen, Peder Andreas; Olsen, Jan Abel. General practitioners’ altered preferences for private practice vs. salaried positions: a consequence of proposed policy regulations?. BMC Health Services Research 2015; Volum 15 (119). ISSN 1472-6963.s doi: 10.1186/s12913-015-0777-4.

  • Wisløff, Torbjørn; Hagen, Gunhild; Hamidi, Vida; Movik, Espen; Klemp, Marianne; Olsen, Jan Abel. Estimating QALY gains in applied studies: A review of cost-utility analyses published in 2010. PharmacoEconomics (Auckland) 2014; Volum 32 (4). ISSN 1170-7690.s 367 - 375.s doi: 10.1007/s40273-014-0136-z.

  • Sheikh, Mashhood Ahmed; Abelsen, Birgit; Olsen, Jan Abel. Role of respondents' education as a mediator and moderator in the association between childhood socio-economic status and later health and wellbeing. (fulltekst) BMC Public Health 2014; Volum 14. ISSN 1471-2458.s doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-1172.

  • Olsen, Jan Abel. Priority Preferences: "End of Life" Does Not Matter, But Total Life Does. Value in Health 2013; Volum 16 (6). ISSN 1098-3015.s 1063 - 1066.s doi: 10.1016/j.jval.2013.06.002.

  • Desser, Arna S.; Olsen, Jan Abel; Grepperud, Sverre. Eliciting Preferences for Prioritizing Treatment of Rare Diseases: the Role of Opportunity Costs and Framing Effects. PharmacoEconomics (Auckland) 2013; Volum 31. ISSN 1170-7690.s 1051 - 1061.s doi: 10.1007/s40273-013-0093-y.

  • Olsen, Jan Abel; Richardson, Jeff. Preferences for the normative basis of health care priority setting: some evidence from two countries. Health Economics 2013; Volum 22 (4). ISSN 1057-9230.s 480 - 485.s doi: 10.1002/hec.2805.

  • Olsen, Frank; Abelsen, Birgit; Olsen, Jan Abel. Improving response rate and quality of survey data with a scratch lottery ticket incentive. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012; Volum 12. ISSN 1471-2288.s doi: 10.1186/1471-2288-12-52.

  • Olsen, Jan Abel; Røgeberg, Ole Jørgen; Stavem, Knut. What explains willingness-to-pay for smoking-cessation treatments: Addiction level, quit rate effectiveness or the opening bid?. (fulltekst) Applied Health Economics and Health Policy 2012; Volum 10 (6). ISSN 1175-5652.s 407 - 415.s doi: 10.1007/BF03261875.

  • Abelsen, Birgit; Olsen, Jan Abel. Does an activity based remuneration system attract young doctors to general practice?. BMC Health Services Research 2012; Volum 12. ISSN 1472-6963.s doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-12-68.

  • Kvamme, Jan-Magnus; Olsen, Jan Abel; Florholmen, Jon; Jacobsen, Bjarne K.. Risk of malnutrition and health-related quality of life in community-living elderly men and women: The Tromsø study. Quality of Life Research 2011; Volum 20. ISSN 0962-9343.s 575 - 582.s doi: 10.1007/s11136-010-9788-0.

  • Olsen, Jan Abel. Concepts of equity and fairness in health and health care. Oxford University Press 2011 ISBN 978-0-19-923882-8.s 814 - 836.

  • Kvamme, Maria Knoph; Gyrd-Hansen, Dorte; Olsen, Jan Abel; Kristiansen, Ivar Sønbø. Increasing marginal utility of small increases in life-expectancy? Results from a population survey. Journal of Health Economics 2010; Volum 29 (4). ISSN 0167-6296.s 541 - 548.s doi: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2010.03.010.

  • Fuglenes, Dorthe; Øian, Pål; Gyrd-Hansen, D; Olsen, Jan Abel; Kristiansen, Ivar Sønbø. Norwegian obstetricians' opinions about cesarean section on maternal request: should women pay themselves?. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica 2010; Volum 89 (12). ISSN 0001-6349.s 1582 - 1588.s doi: 10.3109/00016349.2010.526181.

  • Robberstad, Bjarne; Olsen, Jan Abel. The health related quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa - a literature review and focus group study. Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2010; Volum 8 (5). ISSN 1478-7547.s doi: 10.1186/1478-7547-8-5.

  • Desser, Arna S.; Gyrd-Hansen, Dorte; Olsen, Jan Abel; Grepperud, Sverre; Kristiansen, Ivar Sønbø. Societal views on orphan drugs: cross sectional survey of Norwegians aged 40 to 67. BMJ (British Medical Journal) 2010; Volum 341 (c4715). ISSN 0959-8146.s doi: BMJ 2010; 341:c4715.

  • Stavem, K; Røgeberg, Ole Jørgen; Olsen, Jan Abel; Boe, J. Properties of the Cigarette Dependence Scale and the Fagerstrom Test of Nicotine Dependence in a representative sample of smokers in Norway. Addiction 2008; Volum 103. ISSN 0965-2140.s 1441 - 1449.s doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2008.02278.x.

  • Abelsen, Birgit; Olsen, Jan Abel. Task division between dentists and dental hygienists in Norway. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 2008; Volum 36. ISSN 0301-5661.s 558 - 566.

  • Killie, MK; Kjeldsen-Kragh, J; Husebekk, Anne; Skogen, Bjørn Ragnar; Olsen, Jan Abel; Kristiansen, ivar sØnbØ. Cost-effectiveness of antenatal screening for neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia. BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2007; Volum 114. ISSN 1470-0328.s doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2007.01289.x.

  • Norum, Jan; Olsen, Jan Abel; Wist, Erik; Lønning, Per Eystein; Lonning, PE. Trastuzumab in adjuvant breast cancer therapy. A model based cost-effectiveness analysis. Acta Oncologica 2007; Volum 46. ISSN 0284-186X.s doi: 10.1080/02841860601096841.

  • Solberg, TK; Olsen, Jan Abel; Ingebrigtsen, Tor; Hofoss, Dag; Nygaard, Øystein P.. Health-related quality of lllife assessment by the EuroQol-5D can provide cost-utility data in the field of low-back surgery. European spine journal 2005; Volum 14 (10). ISSN 0940-6719.s 1000 - 1007.

  • Olsen, Jan Abel; Donaldson, Cam; Shackley, Phil; Kidholm, K; Jones, Andrew; Jones-Lee, Michael; Loomes, Graham; Moatti, Jean-Paul; O`Shea, Eamon; Pereira, J; Protiere, Christel; Ryan, Mandy; Scott, David; Stewart, Jennifer. Implicit vs explicit ranking: On inferring ordinal preferences for health care programmes based on differences in willingness-to-pay. Journal of Health Economics 2005; Volum 24. ISSN 0167-6296.s 990 - 996.

  • Norum, Jan; Risberg, Terje; Olsen, Jan Abel. A monoclonal antibody against HER-2 (trastuzumab) for metastatic breast cancer: a model-based cost-effectiveness analysis. Annals of Oncology 2005; Volum 16. ISSN 0923-7534.s 909 - 914.

  • Olsen, Jan Abel; Kidholm, K; Donaldson, C; Shackley, P. Willingness to pay for public health care: a comparison of two approaches. (prosjekt) Health Policy 2004; Volum 70. ISSN 0168-8510.s 217 - 228.

  • Olsen, Jan Abel; Donaldson, C; Pereira, J. The insensitivity of "willingness-to-pay" to the size of the good: New evidence for health care. (prosjekt) Journal of Economic Psychology 2004; Volum 25. ISSN 0167-4870.s 445 - 460.

  • Olsen, Jan Abel; Kidholm, K; Donaldson, C; Shackley, P. Exploring social welfare functions and violation of monotonicity: an example from inequalities in health-a comment. (prosjekt) Journal of Health Economics 2004; Volum 23. ISSN 0167-6296.s 331 - 332.

  • Olsen, Jan Abel. An inquiry into the perspectives that can be used when eliciting preferences in health. Health Economics 2003; Volum 12. ISSN 1057-9230.s 545 - 551.

  • Olsen, Jan Abel. The moral relevance of personal characteristics in setting health care priorities. Social Science and Medicine 2003. ISSN 0277-9536.

  • Olsen, Jan Abel. An inquiry into the size of health charities: the case of Norwegian patient organisations. The Journal of Socio-Economics 2003. ISSN 1053-5357.

  • Olsen, Jan Abel. An inquiry into the perspectives that can be used when eliciting preferences in health. Health Economics 2003. ISSN 1057-9230.

  • Olsen, Jan Abel. The insensitivity of "willingness-to-pay" to the size of the good:new ecidence for health care. Journal of Economic Psychology 2003. ISSN 0167-4870.

  • Olsen, Jan Abel. The moral relevance of personal characteristics in setting health care priorities. Social Science and Medicine 2003; Volum 57. ISSN 0277-9536.s 1163 - 1172.

  • Olsen, Jan Abel. Explaining variations in charity donations: the case of Norwegian patient organisations. The Journal of Socio-Economics 2003; Volum 32. ISSN 1053-5357.s 457 - 466.

  • Norum, Jens Henrik; Olsen, Jan Abel; Wist, Erik. Lumpectomy or mastectomy? Is breast conserving surgery too expensive?. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 1997; Volum 45. ISSN 0167-6806.s 7 - 14.

  • Olsen, Jan Abel. Principles in health economics and policy. Oxford University Press 2009 ISBN 9780199237814.

  • Olsen, Jan Abel. Helseøkonomi - Effektivitet og rettferdighet. Cappelen Damm Akademisk 2006 ISBN 82-02-25404-3.

  • Olsen, Jan Abel; Kristiansen, Ivar Sønbø; Magnussen, Jon; Norheim, Ole Frithjof; Robberstad, Bjarne. Fagkritikkens utfordringer. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening 2013; Volum 133 (5). ISSN 0029-2001.s 499 - .s doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.13.0174.

  • Desser, Arna S.; Olsen, Jan Abel; Grepperud, Sverre. Eliciting preferences for prioritizing rare diseases: the role of opportunity costs and framing effects. Society for Medical Decision Making 2013-10-19 - 2013-10-23 2013.

  • Hagen, Gunhild; Hamidi, Vida; Movik, Espen; Olsen, Jan Abel; Wisløff, Torbjørn. Measuring QALY gains in practice: A Review of 315 CEA/CUA published in 2010. Society for Medical Decision Making European Meeting 2012-06-10 - 2012-06-12 2012.

  • Olsen, Jan Abel. Measuring health outcomes in generic terms. Psykiatri Veka 2010-03-15 - 2010-03-19 2010.

  • Olsen, Jan Abel. Betalingsviljemetoden – fin teori, trist empiri. Fagdag i helseøkonomi 2010-04-22 - 2010-04-22 2010.

  • Olsen, Jan Abel. Helserelatert livskvalitet og QALYs – relatert til ryggpasienter. Norsk Forening for Ryggforskning 2010-04-09 - 2010-04-10 2010.

  • Olsen, Jan Abel. Contingent valuation of smoking cessation treatments: The opening bid vs effectiveness, and/or The opening bid vs addiction level. Centre for Health Economics seminar 2009-11-18 - 2009.

  • Olsen, Jan Abel. The health related quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa – a literature review and focus group study. Nordic Health Economists Study Group meeting 2009-08-19 - 2009-08-21 2009.

  • Killie, MK; Kjeldsen-Kragh, J; Husebekk, Anne; Skogen, Bjørn Ragnar; Olsen, Jan Abel; Kristiansen, IS. Cost-effectiveness analysis of screening for neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia was based on invalid assumption - Reply. BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2008; Volum 115. ISSN 1470-0328.s doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2007.01612.x.

  • Killie, Mette Kjær; Kjeldsen-Kragh, Jens; Husebekk, Anne; Skogen, Bjørn Ragnar; Olsen, Jan Abel; Kristiansen, ivar sØnbØ. Cost-effectiveness of screening for neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia was based on invalid assumption. Authors Reply. BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2008. ISSN 1470-0328.

  • Killie, Mette Kjær; Kjeldsen-Kragh, Jens; Husebekk, Anne; Skogen, Bjørn; Olsen, Jan Abel; Kristiansen, Ivar Sønbø. Author response to: Cost-effectiveness analysis of screening for neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia was based on invalid assumption. BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2007; Volum 115. ISSN 1470-0328.s 413 - 414.

  • Killie, Mette K.; Kjeldsen-Kragh, Jens; Husebekk, Anne; Skogen, Bjørn Ragnar; Olsen, Jan Abel; Kristiansen, Ivar Sønbø. Cost-utility analysis of antenatal screening for Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia. Regional forskningskonferanse innen medisin og helse 2006.

  • Norum, Jan; Olsen, Jan Abel. Trastuzumab in adjuvant breast cancer therapy: A model based cost-effectiveness analysis. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2006; Volum 24. ISSN 0732-183X.s 34S - 34S.

  • Killie, Mette K.; Kjeldsen-Kragh, Jens; Husebekk, Anne; Skogen, Bjørn Ragnar; Olsen, Jan Abel; Kristiansen, ivar sØnbØ. Cost-utility analysis of antenatal screening for neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia. Vox Sanguinis 2006; Volum 91. ISSN 0042-9007.s 263 - 263.

  • Richardson, J; Olsen, Jan Abel. In defence of societal sovereignty: a comment on Nyman 'the inclusion of survivor consumption in CUA'. Health Economics 2006; Volum 15. ISSN 1057-9230.

  • Johansen, Karianne; Lønning, Per Eystein; Naume, Bjørn; Norderhaug, Inger Natvig; Norum, Jan; Olsen, Jan Abel; Wist, Erik. Ny medikamentell behandling av brystkreft Adjuvant behandling med trastuzumab ved tidlig stadium av brystkreft. 2006 ISBN 82-8121-084-2.

  • Johansen, Karianne; Kristiansen, Ivar Sønbø; Lønning, Per Eystein; Naume, Bjørn; Norum, Jan; Olsen, Jan Abel; Wist, Erik. Ny medikamentell behandling av brystkreft Adjuvant behandling med trastuzumab ved tidlig stadium av brystkreft - en helseøkonomisk analyse Rapport fra Kunnskapssenteret Nr 18–2006. 2006 ISBN 82-8121-112-1. ISSN 1890-1298.

  • Johansen, Karianne; Wisløff, Torbjørn; Kristiansen, Ivar Sønbø; Lønning, Per Eystein; Naume, Bjørn; Norum, Jan; Olsen, Jan Abel; Norderhaug, Inger Natvig; Wist, Erik. Ny medikamentell behandling av brystkreft. Adjuvant behandling med trastuzumab ved tidlig stadium av brystkreft - en helseøkonomisk analyse Rapport 18/2006. 2006.

  • Johansen, Karianne; Lønning, Per Eystein; Naume, Bjørn; Norderhaug, Inger Natvig; Norum, Jan; Olsen, Jan Abel; Wist, Erik. Ny medikamentell behandling av brystkreft. Adjuvant behandling med trastuzumab ved tidlig stadium av brystkreft. Rapport 2/2006. 2006.

  • Abelsen, Birgit; Olsen, Jan Abel; Widstrøm, Eeva. The division of labour between dentists and dental hygienists in Norway. EADPH 2006-09-07 - 2006-09-11 2006.

  • Killie, Mette K.; Kjeldsen-Kragh, Jens; Husebekk, Anne; Skogen, Bjørn Ragnar; Olsen, Jan Abel; Kristiansen, Ivar Sønbø. Cost-utility analysis of antenatal screening for Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia. Regional forskningskonferanse innen medisin og helse 2006-11-01 - 2006-11-02 2006.

  • Norum, Jan; Risberg, Terje; Olsen, Jan Abel. A monoclonal antibody against HER-2 (trastuzumab) for metastatic breast cancer: A model-based cost-effectiveness analysis. ASCO 2005-05-13 - 2005-05-17 2005.

  • Norum, Jan; Risberg, Terje; Olsen, Jan Abel. A monooclonal antibody against HER-2 (Trastuzumab) for metastatic breast cancer: A model-based cost-effectiveness analysis. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2005; Volum 23. ISSN 0732-183X.

  • Kristiansen, Ivar Sønbø; Olsen, Jan Abel. Foreldreløse legemidler og helseløse pasienter. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening 2005; Volum 125. ISSN 0029-2001.s 992 - 992.

  • Olsen, Jan Abel; Richardson, J; Dolan, P; Menzel, P. Response to "on the relevance of personal characteristics in setting health care priorities". Social Science and Medicine 2005; Volum 60. ISSN 0277-9536.s 1665 - 1666.

  • Olsen, Jan Abel. Exploring social welfare functions and violation of monotonicity: an example from inequalities in health-a comment. Journal of Health Economics 2004; Volum 23. ISSN 0167-6296.s 331 - 332.

  • Jacobsen, Geir; Haugen, L.; Holte, Arne; Nessa, J.N.; Olsen, Jan Abel; Solbakk, Jan Helge; Sørhaug, Hans Christian. Behandling av depresjon i allmennpraksis. 2000.

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