Icelanders are record holders among Nordic nations when it comes to the use of prescription drugs.
University of Iceland Professor of Epidemiology, Unnur Anna Valdimarsdóttir has been awarded a 2 million Euro (USD 2.1 million) Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council.
Nowhere among OECD member countries is as little spent on investment in infrastructure of the healthcare system as in Iceland and Mexico.
The bed occupancy rate at Landspítali University Hospitality is well above acceptable international levels.
Such is the strain on the emergency room at Landspítali National University Hospital that no more patients can be admitted.
There has been a lot of strain on the two intensive care units at Landspítali University Hospital lately.
Icelandic patients don’t have the same access to medications as do patients elsewhere in the Nordic countries.
The municipal council of Mosfellsbær agreed this morning to grant the mayor permission to sign a contract with MCPB Ltd. which plans to construct a 30,000m 2 (323,000 ft 2) privately run hospital and hotel in the town.
A new video was released on Tuesday to coincide with the Annual General Meeting at the Landspítali national university hospital in Reykjavík.
If a bill proposed in parliament by Minister for Health Kristján Þór Júlíusson is approved, heath care costs will increase for 120,000 Icelanders, 37,000 of them retirees.
Vasectomies, commonly known as men’s cuts (herraklippingar) in Icelandic, have never been as popular in the country.
Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson’s words Friday regarding a new construction site for Landspítali University Hospital in Garðabær have caused a strong reaction.
Many people have come down with influenza since its first cases were detected almost four weeks ago.
More than half of the 20 ambulance calls made last night were because of a broken CT scanner at Landspítali National University Hospital in Fossvogur.
Wednesday, Dr. Jón Karlsson, became the first Icelandic doctor to receive the Nordic Medical Prize at a ceremony in Stockholm.
An Icelander who lost both arms in a work-related accident in 1998 will be undergoing the first operation of its kind in the world: the transplant of arms.
In an article published in Fréttablaðið today, Kári Stefánsson, CEO of Decode Genetics, lashes out against the government’s failure to adequately support Icelandic healthcare.
Last week, due to the strike of SFR Union of Public Workers and the Union of Nurses’ Aides, the number of surgeries at Landspítali University Hospital was down by 60 and hospital visits were down by 300-400.
Baby formula, syringes and needles for Landspítali University Hospital are stuck in customs because of the strike of SFR Union of Public Workers.
Hospital officials worry about the effects the strike of SFR and Union of Nurses’ Aides is having on Landspítali University Hospital.