The Elusive Challenge of Priority Setting in Health and Health Care

Author: Ole Norheim


Priority setting in health aims to make peoples' lives go better and that these advantages be distributed fairly. The scope is broad. Health is a key element of well-being and therefore not only important in itself but also necessary for pursing a good life. Population health is improving all over the world. Global life expectancy at birth has increased with almost three months every year in the last decades. Healthy life expectancy is also increasing rapidly. Many of us live longer and better lives.

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Norheim, OF. 2015. The elusive challenge of priorty setting in health and health care. Global Challenges. John Wiley & Sons. Published online 6 October 2015.  DOI: 10.1002/gch2.1008