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PhD defense by Søren Valgreen Knudsen

The Department of Clinical Medicine, Aalborg University and Aalborg University Hospital are pleased to invite to PhD defense by MD, Søren Valgreen Knudsen, who will defend the thesis entitled: INEQUALITIES IN QUALITY OF CARE AND CLINICAL OUTCOMES AMONG DANISH INPATIENTS WITH MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER

Time

19.01.2022 kl. 14.00 - 17.00

Description

The PhD defense will take place

Wednesday 19 January 2022 at 14.00
Online via zoom https://aaudk.zoom.us/j/67620050684

 

Supervisors

Professor Jan Mainz, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aalborg University
Professor Søren Paaske Johnsen, Danish Center for Clinical Health Services Research, Aalborg University
M.Sc. Jan Brink Valentin, Danish Center for Clinical Health Ser-vices Research, Aalborg University

 

Assessment Committee

Professor Janus Laust Thomsen, Department of Clinical Medi-cine, Aalborg University (chair)
Professor Merete Nordentoft, Psychiatric Center Copenhagen, Mental Health Services in the Capital Region of Denmark
Professor Sarah Wild, Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom


About the PhD thesis

This thesis investigates the association between socioeco-nomic position and inequality in mental health care. The pri-mary focus of the thesis is on patients admitted with depres-sion. Social position is defined using education, income, em-ployment, and migrant status. Inequality is investigated as dif-ferences in quality of inpatient psychiatric care, measured against recommended processes of care, and differences in outcomes including mortality, suicide, and readmission.
In study 1, we performed a systematic literature search and presented a narrative systematic review on paper with observa-tional study designs investigating inequalities in quality of care among psychiatric patients
In study 2, we performed a nationwide register-based cohort study investigating how socioeconomic position in terms of edu-cation, income, and employment status were associated with the quality of inpatient care as well as with clinical outcomes in terms of all-cause mortality, suicidal behaviour, and readmis-sion among first time admitted patients with major depression
In study 3, we performed a nationwide register-based cohort study investigating how migrant status were associated with the quality of inpatient care as well as with clinical outcomes in terms of all-cause mortality, suicidal behaviour, and readmis-sion among first time admitted patients with major depression
Collectively, these studies contribute to the field of health ine-quality studies. Specifically, important new knowledge on health inequality among psychiatric illnesses are provided, a field which is not well researched.

Host

Department of Clinical Medicine

Address

Online via Zoom

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https://aaudk.zoom.us/j/67620050684

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