Publications from MMC

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Updated publications and reports can be found under each research group or on each researcher's profile page.


Cost of illness of patient-reported adverse drug events: a population-based cross-sectional survey.
Gyllensten H, Rehnberg C, Jönsson A, Petzold M, Carlsten A, Andersson Sundell K
BMJ Open 2013 Jun;3(6):

Health care performance comparison using a disease-based approach: the EuroHOPE project.
Häkkinen U, Iversen T, Peltola M, Seppälä T, Malmivaara A, Belicza , et al
Health Policy 2013 Sep;112(1-2):100-9

International hospital productivity comparison: experiences from the Nordic countries.
Medin E, Häkkinen U, Linna M, Anthun K, Kittelsen S, Rehnberg C, et al
Health Policy 2013 Sep;112(1-2):80-7

Swedish experience-based value sets for EQ-5D health states.
Burström K, Sun S, Gerdtham U, Henriksson M, Johannesson M, Levin L, et al
Qual Life Res 2014 Mar;23(2):431-42

Health-related quality of life 10 years after intracranial aneurysm rupture: a retrospective cohort study using EQ-5D.
von Vogelsang A, Burström K, Wengström Y, Svensson M, Forsberg C
Neurosurgery 2013 Mar;72(3):397-405; discussion 405-6

Parents' experiences of collaboration between welfare professionals regarding children with anxiety or depression - an explorative study.
Widmark C, Sandahl C, Piuva K, Bergman D
Int J Integr Care 2013 ;13():e045

Simulation team training for improved teamwork in an intensive care unit.
Sandahl C, Gustafsson H, Wallin C, Meurling L, Øvretveit J, Brommels M, et al
Int J Health Care Qual Assur 2013 ;26(2):174-88

Systematic simulation-based team training in a Swedish intensive care unit: a diverse response among critical care professions.
Meurling L, Hedman L, Sandahl C, Felländer-Tsai L, Wallin C
BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Jun;22(6):485-94

Antecedents and characteristics of lean thinking implementation in a Swedish hospital: a case study.
Ulhassan W, Sandahl C, Westerlund H, Henriksson P, Bennermo M, von Thiele Schwarz U, et al
Qual Manag Health Care ;22(1):48-61

Challenges in transferring individual learning to organizational learning in the residential care of older people.
Augustsson H, Törnquist A, Hasson H
J Health Organ Manag 2013 ;27(3):390-408

Older people's views of quality of care: a randomised controlled study of continuum of care.
Berglund H, Wilhelmson K, Blomberg S, Dunér A, Kjellgren K, Hasson H
J Clin Nurs 2013 Oct;22(19-20):2934-44

Effects of multidisciplinary teamwork on lead times and patient flow in the emergency department: a longitudinal interventional cohort study.
Muntlin Athlin A, von Thiele Schwarz U, Farrohknia N
Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 2013 Nov;21():76

Economic evaluation of rFVIIa high initial dose compared to rFVIIa standard initial dose in patients with haemophilia with inhibitors using the Czech HemoRec registry.
Salaj P, Kubes R, Cetkovsky P, Capova I, Penka M, Ovesná P, et al
Thromb. Res. 2014 Feb;133(2):162-7

Cost-effectiveness of dronedarone in patients with atrial fibrillation in the ATHENA trial.
Berg J, Sauriol L, Connolly S, Lindgren P
Can J Cardiol 2013 Oct;29(10):1249-55

Cost-effectiveness of dronedarone and standard of care compared with standard of care alone: US results of an ATHENA lifetime model.
Reynolds M, Nilsson J, Akerborg O, Jhaveri M, Lindgren P
Clinicoecon Outcomes Res 2013 ;5():19-28

Long term health care consumption and cost expenditure in systolic heart failure.
Mejhert M, Lindgren P, Schill O, Edner M, Persson H, Kahan T
Eur. J. Intern. Med. 2013 Apr;24(3):260-5

Improvement research priorities: USA survey and expert consensus.
Stevens K, Ovretveit J
Nurs Res Pract 2013 ;2013():695729

Psychometric properties of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, HSOPSC, applied on a large Swedish health care sample.
Hedsköld M, Pukk-Härenstam K, Berg E, Lindh M, Soop M, Øvretveit J, et al
BMC Health Serv Res 2013 Aug;13():332

[Staff who have been involved in adverse events is left without help. Systematic support from colleagues and managers is desirable, according to interview study].
Sachs M, Baehrendtz S, Sellgren S, Ullström S, Øvretveit J
Lakartidningen ;110(11):550-2

Contemporary quality improvement.
Øvretveit J
Cad Saude Publica 2013 Mar;29(3):424-6

Linking research to practice: the organisation and implementation of The Netherlands health and social care improvement programmes.
Ovretveit J, Klazinga N
Health Policy 2013 Feb;109(2):175-86

[Quality registries--the patient's and the physician's workshop].
Lindblad S, Carlsson A
Lakartidningen ;110(7):365-6

Incidence of rheumatoid arthritis in Sweden: a nationwide population-based assessment of incidence, its determinants, and treatment penetration.
Eriksson J, Neovius M, Ernestam S, Lindblad S, Simard J, Askling J
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2013 Jun;65(6):870-8

Innovation as emergence in healthcare: unpacking change from within.
Essén A, Lindblad S
Soc Sci Med 2013 Sep;93():203-11

Development and psychometric testing of the Swedish version of the Body Awareness Questionnaire.
Lööf H, Johansson U, Henriksson E, Lindblad S, Saboonchi F
J Adv Nurs 2013 Jul;69(7):1643-51

The cost-effectiveness of TNF-inhibitors for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in Swedish clinical practice.
Lekander I, Borgström F, Lysholm J, van Vollenhoven R, Lindblad S, Geborek P, et al
Eur J Health Econ 2013 Dec;14(6):863-73

Implementation of the CDC translational informatics platform--from genetic variants to the national Swedish Rheumatology Quality Register.
Abugessaisa I, Gomez-Cabrero D, Snir O, Lindblad S, Klareskog L, Malmström V, et al
J Transl Med 2013 Apr;11():85

Prevalence, patterns and predictors of nursing care left undone in European hospitals: results from the multicountry cross-sectional RN4CAST study.
Ausserhofer D, Zander B, Busse R, Schubert M, De Geest S, Rafferty A, et al
BMJ Qual Saf 2014 Feb;23(2):126-35

Staffing and resource adequacy strongly related to RNs' assessment of patient safety: a national study of RNs working in acute-care hospitals in Sweden.
Smeds Alenius L, Tishelman C, Runesdotter S, Lindqvist R
BMJ Qual Saf 2014 Mar;23(3):242-9

Structural characteristics of hospitals and nurse-reported care quality, work environment, burnout and leaving intentions.
Lindqvist R, Smeds Alenius L, Griffiths P, Runesdotter S, Tishelman C
J Nurs Manag 2015 Mar;23(2):263-74

A national observational study of the prevalence and use of enteral tube feeding, parenteral nutrition and intravenous glucose in cancer patients enrolled in specialized palliative care.
Orrevall Y, Tishelman C, Permert J, Lundström S
Nutrients 2013 Jan;5(1):267-82

An international measure of awareness and beliefs about cancer: development and testing of the ABC.
Simon A, Forbes L, Boniface D, Warburton F, Brain K, Dessaix A, et al
BMJ Open 2012 ;2(6):

Four essential drugs needed for quality care of the dying: a Delphi-study based international expert consensus opinion.
Lindqvist O, Lundquist G, Dickman A, Bükki J, Lunder U, Hagelin C, et al
J Palliat Med 2013 Jan;16(1):38-43

Suffering in silence: a qualitative study of second victims of adverse events.
Ullström S, Andreen Sachs M, Hansson J, Ovretveit J, Brommels M
BMJ Qual Saf 2014 Apr;23(4):325-31

Simulation team training for improved teamwork in an intensive care unit.
Sandahl C, Gustafsson H, Wallin C, Meurling L, Øvretveit J, Brommels M, et al
Int J Health Care Qual Assur 2013 ;26(2):174-88

Continuous innovation: developing and using a clinical database with new technology for patient-centred care--the case of the Swedish quality register for arthritis.
Ovretveit J, Keller C, Hvitfeldt Forsberg H, Essén A, Lindblad S, Brommels M
Int J Qual Health Care 2013 Apr;25(2):118-24

High compliance with newborn community-to-facility referral in eastern opportunity to improve newborn survival.
Nalwadda C, Waiswa P, Kiguli J, Namazzi G, Namutamba S, Tomson G, et al
PLoS ONE 2013 ;8(11):e81610

Antibiotic resistance-the need for global solutions.
Laxminarayan R, Duse A, Wattal C, Zaidi A, Wertheim H, Sumpradit N, et al
Lancet Infect Dis 2013 Dec;13(12):1057-98

Perceived quality of care for common childhood illnesses: facility versus community based providers in Uganda.
Nanyonjo A, Makumbi F, Etou P, Tomson G, Källander K,
PLoS ONE 2013 ;8(11):e79943

Appointment systems are essential for improving chronic disease care in resource-poor settings: learning from experiences with HIV patients in Africa.
Chalker J, Wagner A, Tomson G, Johnson K, Wahlström R, Ross-Degnan D, et al
Int Health 2013 Sep;5(3):163-5

Diabetes and pre-diabetes among persons aged 35 to 60 years in eastern Uganda: prevalence and associated factors.
Mayega R, Guwatudde D, Makumbi F, Nakwagala F, Peterson S, Tomson G, et al
PLoS ONE 2013 ;8(8):e72554

Facility-level intervention to improve attendance and adherence among patients on anti-retroviral treatment in Kenya--a quasi-experimental study using time series analysis.
Boruett P, Kagai D, Njogo S, Nguhiu P, Awuor C, Gitau L, et al
BMC Health Serv Res 2013 Jul;13():242

The establishment and expansion of an innovative centre for rational pharmacotherapy--determinants and challenges.
Kardakis T, Tomson G, Wettermark B, Brommels M, Godman B, Bastholm-Rahmner P
Int J Health Plann Manage ;30(1):14-30

Community health workers - a resource for identification and referral of sick newborns in rural Uganda.
Kayemba Nalwadda C, Guwatudde D, Waiswa P, Kiguli J, Namazzi G, Namutumba S, et al
Trop. Med. Int. Health 2013 Jul;18(7):898-906

Community acceptability and adoption of integrated community case management in Uganda.
Nanyonjo A, Nakirunda M, Makumbi F, Tomson G, Källander K,
Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 2012 Nov;87(5 Suppl):97-104

Access to medicines from a health system perspective.
Bigdeli M, Jacobs B, Tomson G, Laing R, Ghaffar A, Dujardin B, et al
Health Policy Plan 2013 Oct;28(7):692-704

Lifestyle interventions in primary health care: professional and organizational challenges.
Kardakis T, Weinehall L, Jerdén L, Nyström M, Johansson H
Eur J Public Health 2014 Feb;24(1):79-84

Organizational coherence in health care organizations: conceptual guidance to facilitate quality improvement and organizational change.
McAlearney A, Terris D, Hardacre J, Spurgeon P, Brown C, Baumgart A, et al
Qual Manag Health Care ;22(2):86-99

Höög E., Garvare, R., Ivarsson, A., Weinehall, L., Nyström, M.E. Challenges of managing a multi-sectoral health promotion program. In press 2013, Leadership in Health Services.

Diabetes duration and health-related quality of life in individuals with onset of diabetes in the age group 15-34 years - a Swedish population-based study using EQ-5D.
Sparring V, Nyström L, Wahlström R, Jonsson P, Ostman J, Burström K
BMC Public Health 2013 Apr;13():377

Previous years



Nelson EC, Hvitfeldt Forsberg H, Reid R, Grossman D, Lindblad S, Mastanduno MP, Torrey Weiss L, Fisher ES, Weinstein JN. Using patient-reported information to improve health outcomes and health care value: Case studies from Dartmouth, Karolinska and Group Health2012. Peer reviewed technical report published by The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Center for Population Health, Lebanon, NH, and co-sponsored by Dartmouth-Hitchcock, The Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA, and The Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.

Jönsson K, Nyström M, Uzochukwu BSC, Okeyo S, Tomson G. Consortium for Health Policy and Systems Analysis in Africa: Strategy document for strengthening networking & capacity building for Getting Research into Policy & Practice (GRIPP)2012. CHEPSAA report. Stockholm. Consortium for Health Policy & Systems Analysis in Africa.

Øvretveit J, Brommels M. Review of research into comprehensive integrated care systemsNov 2011. Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institutet. Review of research into comprehensive integrated care systems. Appendix.


A selection of books in English written by our researchers.

Living with Ageing and Dying: Palliative and End of Life Care for Older People. 
Tishelman C.
Review of Merryn Gott and Christine Ingleton (eds).Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011, 304 pp., ISBN 13: 978 0 19 956993 9. IN: Ageing & Society 2012,32(5):901. DOI: 10.1017/S0144686X12000153

Managing for health: skills and knowledge frameworks. 
Brommels M, McCallum A.
IN: Managing for Health. Hunter D (ed). Routledge, 2007.


Research-informed public health.
Øvretveit J.
IN: Managing for Health. Hunter D (ed). Routledge, 2007.


Practical Ethics in Occupational Health. 
Westerholm P, Nilstun T, Øvretveit J (eds.).
Radcliffe Publishing Ltd, 2004. ISBN10: 1857756177.


Action Evaluation of Health Programmes and Changes. 
Øvretveit J.
Radcliffe Publishing Ltd, 2002. ISBN: 9781857759259.
Publication of year award, EHMA, Baxter 2003, and BMJ books competition prize.


Interprofessional Working in Health and Social Care. 
Øvretveit J.
Open University Press, 1998. ISBN10: 033519964X.


Comparative and Cross-Cultural Health Research - A Practical Guide. 
Øvretveit J.
Radcliffe Publishing Ltd, 1998. ISBN: 9781857752748


Coordinating Community Care - Multidisciplinary Teams and Care Management. 
Øvretveit J, Mathias P (eds.)
Palgrave Macmillan, 1997. ISBN10: 0333645537.


Evaluating Health Interventions - Introduction to Evaluation of Health Treatments, Services Policies and Organizational Interventions. 
Øvretveit J.
Open University Press, 1993. ISBN10: 0335190472.


Therapy Services. 
Øvretveit J.
Routledge, 1992. ISBN10: 3718652463.