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Priority setting in health care: Lessons from the experiences of eight countries

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dc.contributor.author Sabik, Lindsay M.
dc.contributor.author Lie, Reidar K.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-05-28T12:55:09Z
dc.date.available 2008-05-28T12:55:09Z
dc.date.issued 2008-01-21
dc.identifier.citation International Journal for Equity in Health 7: 4 en
dc.identifier.issn 1475-9276
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1475-9276-7-4
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1956/2686
dc.description.abstract All health care systems face problems of justice and efficiency related to setting priorities for allocating a limited pool of resources to a population. Because many of the central issues are the same in all systems, the United States and other countries can learn from the successes and failures of countries that have explicitly addressed the question of health care priorities. We review explicit priority setting efforts in Norway, Sweden, Israel, the Netherlands, Denmark, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the state of Oregon in the US. The approaches used can be divided into those centered on outlining principles versus those that define practices. In order to establish the main lessons from their experiences we consider (1) the process each country used, (2) criteria to judge the success of these efforts, (3) which approaches seem to have met these criteria, and (4) using their successes and failures as a guide, how to proceed in setting priorities. We demonstrate that there is little evidence that establishment of a values framework for priority setting has had any effect on health policy, nor is there evidence that priority setting exercises have led to the envisaged ideal of an open and participatory public involvement in decision making. en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher BioMed Central en
dc.title Priority setting in health care: Lessons from the experiences of eight countries en
dc.type Journal article en
dc.type Peer reviewed en
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Medisinske Fag: 700::Helsefag: 800::Samfunnsmedisin, sosialmedisin: 801 no


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