Individual responsibility for health and priority setting

As the burden of diseases connected to personal lifestyles increases and public budgets are challenged by rising healthcare costs, the possibility of implementing priority setting policies that take into consideration the individual’s responsibility for their own health when determining access, eligibility and priority related to treatment has been robustly debated. The relevance of appeals to personal health responsibility might be particularly controversial in countries with a national and tax-financed healthcare system. Such systems are traditionally grounded in the principles of equal access and solidarity with the worst-off and eligibility to health services has been largely based on health need and the ability to benefit from treatment.

The overall aim of this project is to investigate the relevance of the idea that individuals are responsible for their health in the context of healthcare prioritisation in Norway. Three empirical studies are conducted. 1) ‘Priority Setting and Personal Health Responsibility: An analysis of Norwegian Key Policy Documents’; 2)‘Being Healthy, Being Sick, Being Responsible: Attitudes Towards Responsibility for Health in a Public Healthcare System’; 3)‘“There Is No Such Thing as Getting Sick Justly or Unjustly” – A Qualitative Study of Clinicians’. 

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Prosjektleder / prosjektansvarlig ved UiO

Eli Feiring

Ansvarlig enhet

Avdeling for helseledelse og helseøkonomi

Forskere

Prosjekttype

  • Ph.d.-prosjekt

Helsefaglig forskning

  • Nei

Personopplysninger

  • Ja

Tidsperiode

  • Start: august 2016
  • Slutt: oktober 2020