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Table 3 Examples of uneven geographical distribution (incidence for treatment) of patients from the different 19 Norwegian counties to the monopoly functions of organ transplantation (located at in Oslo, the Univeristy Hospital of Health Region South), radiation neurosurgery (located in Bergen, Health Region West) and Advanced invasive foetal care (located in Trondheim, Health Region Middle) treated in 2001. Incidence for treatment is given as treated patients pr. 100.000 residents.

From: Quality or equality? The Norwegian experience with medical monopolies

Health Region and County of residence Organ transplantation Radiation neurosurgery Advanced invasive foetal care
Health Region East 8.7 2.9 0.7
   Østfold 11.5 2.0 0
   Hedmark 5.3 2.1 4.8
   Oppland 10.4 1.6 1.1
   Oslo 6.6 3.3 0
   Akershus 10.9 3.6 0
Health Region South 8.9 2.3 0
   Buskerud 10.0 2.1 0
   Vestfold 11.6 0.9 0
   Telemark 9.0 0.6 0
   Aust-Agder 5.3 4.9 0
   Vest-Agder 5.1 4.5 0
Health Region West 7.6 9.2 1.9
   Rogaland 7.4 7.9 4.7
   Hordaland 8.5 10.1 0
   Sogn og Fjordane 4.7 10.3 0
Health Region Middle 5.2 3.0 4.4
   Møre og Romsdal 2.9 2.9 4.5
   Sør-Trøndelag 4.9 4.5 4.5
   Nord-Trøndelag 10.2 0 3.9
Health Region North 5.8 1.8 3.0
   Nordland 6.7 2.5 5.0
   Troms 5.3 0.7 0.7
   Finnmark 4.1 1.4 1.4
National average 7.9 3,9 1.6
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