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Sabine Ruths

Sabine Ruths

Research Professor

saru@norceresearch.no
+47 55 58 61 29
Årstadveien 17, 4. etg, 5009 Bergen, Norway

Expertise:

  • Family practice
  • Nursing home medicine
  • Health services research
  • Large registry studies
  • Pharmacoepidemiology

Sabine Ruths is senior researcher at the Research unit for general practice in Bergen. She also holds a 50% position as professor in general practice at the Department of global public health and primary care, University of Bergen. She was head of the Research Unit for General Practice in the period 2016-2018.

She graduated with a medical degree from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, in 1983. After several years as resident in surgery, internal medicine and gynecology at Medical Center Leeuwarden and as research fellow at University of Amsterdam she moved to Norway in 1988. She was working as general practitioner and nursing home doctor in Rosendal, Øystese, Bergen and Os (1990-2015). She acquired clinical specialty in family medicine in 2006.

In 2004 she defended her PhD thesis “Prescribing quality in nursing homes - The Bergen district nursing home (BEDNURS) study”. She has been holding scientific positions at the University of Bergen from 2005 and at the Research unit for general practice from 2006.

Her research includes empirical projects among older people in general practice and nursing home (drug therapy, hip fractures, depression, and end-of-life care) and health services research (Horizon2020 EU-project "SELFIE" on integrated chronic care for multimorbidity, Municipal emergency care units, and Health care and work participation in depression). Several of her projects include data from national health registers.

Ruths has been engaged in research training through the National research school for general practice, and in collaboration between research institutions and municipal health care.

Sabine Ruths

Division

Health & Social Sciences

Research themes

Depression
General practice

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Publications
Allmennmedisinsk forskningsenhet (AFE) i Bergen (2006) – Michael 2022
Forskningen etter tusenårsskiftet (2203-2021) – Michael 2022
2. STOPPFrail-2. Screeningverktøy for potensielt uhensiktsmessig legemiddelbruk til skrøpelige eldre med begrenset gjenstående levetid – Norsk Legemiddelhåndbok 2022
Avmedisinering i siste leveår – praktisk beslutningsstøtte – Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening 2022
Patient experiences with depression care in general practice: a qualitative questionnaire study – Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care 2022
Avmedisinering i siste leveår – praktisk beslutningsstø – Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening 2022
Antibiotics for gastroenteritis in general practice and out-of-hours services in Norway 2006-15 – Family Practice 2021
Restless legs syndrome - a study from general practice – Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening 2021
Evaluating an integrated care pathway for frail elderly patients in Norway using multi-criteria decision analysis – BMC Health Services Research 2021
Improving drug prescription in general practice using a novel quality improvement model – Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care 2021
Trends in treatment for patients with depression in general practice in Norway, 2009–2015: nationwide registry-based cohort study (The Norwegian GP-DEP Study) – BMC Health Services Research 2021
Consultations and antibiotic treatment for urinary tract infections in Norwegian primary care 2006–2015, a registry-based study – BMC Family Practice 2021
Drivers of successful implementation of integrated care for multi-morbidity: Mechanisms identified in 17 case studies from 8 European countries – Social Science and Medicine 2021
General practitioners’ drug treatment for depression by patients’ educational level: registry-based study – British Journal of General Practice Open 2021
The patient at the centre: evidence from 17 European integrated care programmes for persons with complex needs – BMC Health Services Research 2020
Variation in general practitioners’ depression care following certification of sickness absence: a registry-based cohort study – Family Practice 2020
Associations between characteristics of the patients at municipal acute bed unit admission and further transfer to hospital: a prospective observational study – BMC Health Services Research 2020
Health-related quality of life of long-term patients receiving opioid agonist therapy: a nested prospective cohort study in Norway – Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020
Patient-reported depression treatment and future treatment preferences: an observational study in general practice – Family Practice 2019
Deprescribing = avmedisinering – Tidsskr nor legeforen 2018
Use of hormonal contraceptives among immigrant women and their daughters in Norway: Data from the Norwegian Prescription Database – Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica 2018
First four years of operation of a municipal acute bed unit in rural Norway – Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care 2018
Deprescribing = avmedisinering – Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening 2018
Norsk oversettelse av forskrivningsverktøyet STOPPFrail – Norsk Farmaceutisk Tidsskrift 2017
Norsk oversettelse av forskrivningsverktøyet STOPPFrail – Norsk Farmaceutisk Tidsskrift 2017
Safety and effectiveness of palliative drug treatment in the last days of life - A systematic literature review – Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2017
Change in psychotropic drug use in Norwegian nursing homes between 2004 and 2011 – International Psychogeriatrics 2017
Deprescribing for frail older people – Learning from the case of Mrs. Hansen – Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2017
Patient trajectories in a Norwegian unit of municipal emergency beds – Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care 2017
Nursing home physicians’ assessments of barriers and strategies for end-of-life care in Norway and the Netherlands – Journal of the American Medical Directors Association 2017
Municipal resources and patient outcomes through the first year after a hip fracture – BMC Health Services Research 2017
Doctors’ learning experiences in end-of-life care – a focus group study from nursing homes – BMC Medical Education 2017
Trends in potentially inappropriate medication prescribing to nursing home patients: comparison of three cross-sectional studies – Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety 2017
Focus group Norway: WP4 Development of analytical framework to perform comprehensive evaluation using Multi-Criteria Decision analysis – 2016
Comprehensive description of the most promising ICC models for multi-morbidity in Norway – 2016
SELFIE2020. Work Package 2 report Norway. Thick descriptions of Medically Assisted Rehabilitation Bergen an Learning networks for whole, coordinated and safe pathways – SELFIE2020 2016
Comprehensive description of the most promising ICC models for multi-morbidity. (- Medically Assisted Rehabilitation (MAR) Bergen - Learning networks for whole, coordinated and safe pathways (Learning networks)) – SELFIE 2020 2016
Focus group Norway: WP4 Development of analytical framework to perform comprehensive evaluation using Multi-Criteria Decision analysis – SELFIE 2020 2016
The impact of existential vulnerability for nursing home doctors in end-of-life care: A focus group study – Patient Education and Counseling 2016
Antipsychotic drugs and risk of hip fracture among people older than 60 years in Norway – Journal of The American Geriatrics Society 2016
Drug utilization and medication costs at the end of life – Expert review of pharmacoeconomics & outcomes research 2016
Prescription trajectories and effect of total hip arthroplasty on the use of analgesics, hypnotics, antidepressants, and anxiolytics: Results from a population of total hip arthroplasty patients – Pain 2016
Norwegian translation of START and STOPP 2 – Norsk Farmaceutisk Tidsskrift 2015
Bedre legemiddelbehandling av eldre – Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening 2015
Risk of hip fracture among older people using antihypertensive drugs: a nationwide cohort study – BMC Geriatrics 2015
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