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

  • Documentation of effects of geriatric medisin, status of geriatric medicin in Norway
  • 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:
Pal Naalsund

General Assembly member in the EUGMS:
Dr. Susanne Sorensen Hernes



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