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Better climate means less for health care. Committee concludes Stavanger needs less money because of location and climate. It could be a scene from Monty Python’s “The Meaning of Life”, but it isn’t. A report written about new income models for Helse Vest (a public health trust incorporating the regions of Bergen, Førde, Fonna, and Stavanger) has concluded that a young population, favourable health and social criteria, and both a favourable climate and latitude mean that Stavanger requires less money allocated to it for specialist health care, writes Stavanger Aftenblad. The need for the new model has arisen because of regional inequalities as to how state funds have been allocated in the past.

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Better climate means less for health care

Published on Tuesday, 26th May, 2009 at 23:02 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Committee concludes Stavanger needs less money because of location and climate.

Coastline of Rogaland
Coastline of Rogaland
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It could be a scene from Monty Python’s “The Meaning of Life”, but it isn’t. A report written about new income models for Helse Vest (a public health trust incorporating the regions of Bergen, Førde, Fonna, and Stavanger) has concluded that a young population, favourable health and social criteria, and both a favourable climate and latitude mean that Stavanger requires less money allocated to it for specialist health care, writes Stavanger Aftenblad.

The need for the new model has arisen because of regional inequalities as to how state funds have been allocated in the past.

Stavanger’s trust poses the following question as a comment to the report’s findings:

“It’s unclear as to how this is both measured and calculated. Is there a weather station in each regional health trust?”

Helse Stavanger’s board will issue a statement about the new model when in meets on Thursday. The final decision will be taken by Helse Vest.

“Always look on the bright side of life.”



Published on Tuesday, 26th May, 2009 at 23:02 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: stavanger, health, care, helse, vest, monty, python, meaning, of, life.





  
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