Ongoing research projects


The projects is about Prioritizing in Health Care: The Reasonableness and Applicability of the Principles of Cost-Efficiency, Need, and Responsibility. Priorityproject is run by Stockholm Centre for Healthcare Ethics (CHE), a collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, The Royal Institute of Technology and The University of Stockholm. The project is funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.




Recent developments in medicine, for instance the development of new expensive treatments, have made questions concerning prioritizations in health care more acute than ever. The purpose of this project is to interpret and critically evaluate the principles of cost-efficiency, need, and responsibility as grounds for prioritizing in health care. This includes investigating which interpretations of each respective principle are most reasonable and how they should be weighted in relation to each other. The guiding ambition of the project is to make the analysis useful for actual prioritizations in health care.