Norsk geriatrisk forening
Norwegian Geriatrics society

Some facts on demography and geriatrics in Norway…

Total population: 5,2 mill
Percentage above 65 Yr: 16,2
Percentage above 80 Yr: 4,2

Number of physicians: 28.300
Number of geriatricians: 182
Total number of hospital beds: 10.600
Number of geriatric beds: 230

Geriatrics is recognized as a...

  • subspeciality since >20 years

Geriatric medicine is found in...

  • acute care hospitals as acute geriatric wards
  • post-acute rehabilitation hospitals/clinics
  • a few nursing homes or long term care facilities

Members of the society

Total number of Members: 246
Geriatricians: 182
Internists: 0
Nurses: 0
Other therapists: 0

Special interest groups within society

  1. Documentation of effects of geriatric medisin, status of geriatric medicin in Norway
  2. Requirements for ortogeriatric units

Other activities…

One annual meeting.

List of geriatric chairs and research centres in the country

  • Oslo university hospital - Oslo
  • St Olav hospital - Trondheim
  • Haraldsplass sykehus - Bergen

Contact details

The president of the Society:
Nils J Holand

The FB member in the EUGMS:
Nils J Holand



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