Norwegian health department defaults on back pain centre funding
This article was originally published in Clinica
In spite of initially instructing the regional hospital in Trondheim (RiT) to establish a national centre for advanced treatment of back problems, the Norwegian department of health is delaying progress in the matter. In response to the government's request last August, a working group from the RiT drew up plans for the new centre and sent them to the health department in January. The centre would cost some NKr5 million ($553,000) to set up, the RiT claimed. The department has neither offered a response to this initiative, nor set aside any money in the newly revised health budget to cover the cost of building the centre, reports Aftenposten.
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