By raising questions and taking on a more active role in decision making, patients can do their part to avoid needless medications, tests, treatments or procedures, says neurosurgeon Christer Mjåset.Continue reading
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Christer Mjåset, M.D. holds a position as a researcher at the Oslo University Hospital analyzing data from The Norwegian Spine Registry and as a lecturer at the Department of Health Management and Economics, University of Oslo, where he teaches in a leadership program for young physicians. Mjåset was president of the Norwegian Junior Doctors 2015-2019 and the Vice President of the Norwegian Medical Association 2017-2019. This work led him to be involved with the international Choosing Wisely campaign which seeks to advance a national dialogue avoiding unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures. From 2017-2019 he was responsible for implementing the campaign in Norway
Mjåset is a published author of five fictional books and several short stories. He won the Oslo City Cultural Scholarship for writers in 2006. He got his medical degree and bachelor’s degree in literature and philosophy at University of Oslo, both in 2000.