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Bergen Centre for Ethics and Priority Setting (BCEPS)

BCEPS Director Ole Frithjof Norheim

Systematic priority setting is increasingly being recognized as crucial for global health, for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and for moving fairly on the path towards Universal Health Coverage.

"My ethical view, put simply: I believe priority setting should aim for the greatest number of healthy life years for all, fairly distributed, with financial risk protection."

At BCEPS we work cross-disciplinary, dedicated to study the ethics and economics of priority setting in health.  We provide empirical, ethical and methodological support for researchers, health professionals, policy makers, and non-governmental institutions in decision making both in Norway and globally.

I believe priority setting should aim for the greatest number of healthy life years for all, fairly distributed, with financial risk protection. This requires a distribution of health benefits and health services based on equal treatment and emphasis on healthy life years to those worse off in terms of health, income, gender, and area of living.