Members of the project has established cooperation with the Norwegian research project on priority setting SEVPRI, investigating how severity should affect priority setting in health care. 

A new article arguing against applying luck egalitarianism as a priority principle in health care has been published.

Barra M, Broqvist M, Gustavsson E, Henriksson M, Juth N, Sandman L, Tollef Solberg C. Severity as a Priority Setting Criterion: Setting a Challenging Research Agenda
Health Care Anal (2019).

12th Biannual International Conference of the International Society on Priorities in Health
At a conference in Linköping on priorities in health there were several presenters from this project. Joar Björk presented: Arguing against the moral relevance of luck egalitarianism in health care priority setting. And Erik Gustavsson presented: The role of public views on health care priority setting in moral reasoning.

There was also a panel session: Priority implications with shared decision-making – report from a research program, at which Helene Bodegård looked into the question; is shared decision-making (SDM) a cost-driver or a cost-saver? While Niklas Juth elaborated on whether co-payment and SDM is a good match – more specifically, if SDM can mitigate the problems with co-payment in the context of public health care. And Christian Munthe discussed patient-centredness in relation to public health issues, such as vaccination counseling and antibiotic stewardship. And Erik Gustavsson looked deeper into the relation between patients’ needs for health care and their desires within shared decision-making. Last but not least, Lars Sandman focused on patient representation in priority setting decisions, and argued that this is problematic due to problems relating to the idea of representation.

In a panel discussion on: Orphan drugs and different cost-effectiveness thresholds – should size matter? Niklas Juth was furthermore one of the panelists.


Lynöe N, Björk J, Juth N. Is healthcare providers' value-neutrality depending on how controversial a medical intervention is? Analysis of 10 more or less controversial interventions
Clinical Ethics 2017 Sep;12(3):117-123. doi: 10.1177/1477750917704157
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Gustafsson E, Juth N. Principles of Need and the Aggregation Thesis
Accepted by Health Care Analysis, 2017 Sep 2. doi: 10.1007/s10728-017-0346-6
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Björk J, Lynöe N, Juth N. Empirical and philosophical analysis of
physicians’ judgments of medical indications

Clinical Ethics 2016 Dec; 11(4): 190–199. doi: 10.1177/1477750916657666
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Joar Björk is the author of the article: Are smokers less deserving
of expensive treatment? A randomised controlled trial that
goes beyond official values

BMC Medical Ethics, May 2015
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Niklas Juth is the author of the article: Cognitive Enhancement
and the Principle of Need

Neuroethics, December 2015
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Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy
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En stor rubrik.

Utilitarianism or Prioritarianism?
New article by Torbjörn Tännsjö
journals cambridge

Niklas Juth wrote the article: For the Sake of Justice: Should We Prioritize Rare Diseases? 
Health Care Analysis, August 2014
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Medical Ethics and New Public Management in

Hansson S O. The latest article from Sven Ove Hansson. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics (2014), 23 , 261 – 267 .
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Medical Ethics and New Public Management in Sweden
Hansson S O. New article by Sven Ove Hansson.
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New article by Niklas Juth

Juth N. "Challenges for principles of needs in health care". Accepted by Health Care Analysis, 2013. Published online ahead of print: DOI: 10.1007/s10728-013-0242-7

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Article by Gustaf Arrhenius

Arrhenius G. "Egalitarian Concerns and Population Change" in Ole Frithjof Norheim (ed.) Measurement and Ethical Evaluation of Health Inequalities, Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming, 2012.

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Article by Niklas Juth

Juth N. "Behovsprincipen i vården" (The principle of need in health care),

Tidskrift för politisk filosofi, No. 2, 2011.

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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.