Research Unit for General Practice in Bergen (AFE Bergen) develops new knowledge aiming to make a difference for the patients in general practice.
The GP is responsible for the first encounter with people presenting all kinds of diseases and health problems. Relevant and updated knowledge is necessary to serve the patients in a professional and responsible way.
The researchers at AFE Bergen are studying different topics relevant for GPs in their daily work. Most of the researchers have clinical experiences from general practice.
Several projects deal with patients with chronic disorders where the GP is in charge of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.
Several research methods are applied in these projects, such as epidemiological methods, qualitative methods or intervention studies. Several projects involve crossdisciplinary collaboration, and most of them have external funding.
Prioritized research areas