Section for Ethics and Health Economics

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The Section for Ethics and Health Economics (ETØK) at the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care (IGS) focuses on ethical and financial issues related to health and health priorities.

Section leader: Oddvar Kaarbøe.


The Section has two research groups:

- Bergen Centre for Ethics and Priority Setting (BCEPS)
- Health, Leadership, and Translational Ethics Research (HELTER)

Central topics of research include:

- priority setting in health
- ethics and decision making
- translational ethics
- local implications of global and national health policy
- financial risk in health services
- standard and distribution-sensitive evaluations in health economics

IGS Department Day 2021
Super Strong Superheroes

Who are we and what do we do at ETØK?

The Section for Ethics and Health Economics (ETØK) has produced a fun video to show how its researchers contribute to the department's vision of "Better Health - Better Society".

ETØK Annual Seminar 2020
Members of Etøk

How is COVID-19 challenging our theories, views and assumptions?

The 2020 Annual Seminar for the Section for Ethics and Health Economics was held in Geilo from 26-27 August.

The Section is also responsible for teaching courses as part of the following study programmes:

Master in Health and Society
Master in Biomedical Sciences
Master in Global Health
PhD courses
Elective courses