O F Norheim

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Affiliation: University of Bergen
Country: Norway

Publications

  1. ncbi Priority setting: the importance of incorporating opportunity costs
    Ole Frithjof Norheim
    Department of Research and Development, Haukeland University Hospital, N 5020, Bergen, Norway
    Isr J Health Policy Res 1:45. 2012
  2. ncbi Comparative effectiveness of antihypertensive medication for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: systematic review and multiple treatments meta-analysis
    Atle Fretheim
    Global Health Unit, Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, Norway
    BMC Med 10:33. 2012
  3. ncbi Choice of generic antihypertensive drugs for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease--a cost-effectiveness analysis
    Torbjørn Wisløff
    Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 12:26. 2012
  4. ncbi Equity implications of coverage and use of insecticide treated nets distributed for free or with co-payment in two districts in Tanzania: A cross-sectional comparative household survey
    George M Ruhago
    Department of Health, Health Planning and Research Section, Ilala Municipal, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Int J Equity Health 10:29. 2011
  5. ncbi Combining evidence and values in priority setting: testing the balance sheet method in a low-income country
    Emmanuel Makundi
    National Institute for Medical Research, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:152. 2007
  6. ncbi "What lies beneath it all?"--an interview study of GPs' attitudes to the use of guidelines
    Benedicte Carlsen
    Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, The University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:218. 2008
  7. ncbi Further benefits by early start of HIV treatment in low income countries: Survival estimates of early versus deferred antiretroviral therapy
    Kjell Arne Johansson
    University of Bergen, Department of Public Health and Centre for International Health, Research Group in Global Health Ethics, Economics and Culture, PB 7804, 5020 Bergen, Norway
    AIDS Res Ther 7:3. 2010
  8. ncbi Clinical priority setting
    Ole Frithjof Norheim
    Department of Thoracic Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital, 5020 Bergen, Norway
    BMJ 337:a1846. 2008
  9. ncbi A note on Brock: prioritarianism, egalitarianism and the distribution of life years
    O F Norheim
    Division for Medical Ethics, Department of Public Health and Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Kalfarveien 18, Bergen 5018, Norway
    J Med Ethics 35:565-9. 2009
  10. ncbi The ideal of equal health revisited: definitions and measures of inequity in health should be better integrated with theories of distributive justice
    Ole Frithjof Norheim
    Research group in Global Health, Ethics, Culture and Economics, Department of Public Health and Primary Care and Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Kalfarveien 31, 5018 Bergen, Norway
    Int J Equity Health 8:40. 2009

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Publications40

  1. ncbi Priority setting: the importance of incorporating opportunity costs
    Ole Frithjof Norheim
    Department of Research and Development, Haukeland University Hospital, N 5020, Bergen, Norway
    Isr J Health Policy Res 1:45. 2012
    ..Although Golan and Hansen should be commended for the innovative way they have started to explore these issues, more work need to be done to take proper account of opportunity costs...
  2. ncbi Comparative effectiveness of antihypertensive medication for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: systematic review and multiple treatments meta-analysis
    Atle Fretheim
    Global Health Unit, Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, Norway
    BMC Med 10:33. 2012
    ..to answer the following research question: What are the relative effects of different classes of antihypertensive drugs in reducing the incidence of cardiovascular disease outcomes for healthy people at risk of cardiovascular disease?..
  3. ncbi Choice of generic antihypertensive drugs for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease--a cost-effectiveness analysis
    Torbjørn Wisløff
    Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 12:26. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to explore the cost-effectiveness of different generic antihypertensive drugs as first, second and third choice for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease...
  4. ncbi Equity implications of coverage and use of insecticide treated nets distributed for free or with co-payment in two districts in Tanzania: A cross-sectional comparative household survey
    George M Ruhago
    Department of Health, Health Planning and Research Section, Ilala Municipal, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Int J Equity Health 10:29. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  5. ncbi Combining evidence and values in priority setting: testing the balance sheet method in a low-income country
    Emmanuel Makundi
    National Institute for Medical Research, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:152. 2007
    ....
  6. ncbi "What lies beneath it all?"--an interview study of GPs' attitudes to the use of guidelines
    Benedicte Carlsen
    Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, The University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:218. 2008
    ..Studies are needed to increase our understanding of how GPs' attitudes influence their use of guidelines. In this study we explored GPs' attitudes to guidelines...
  7. ncbi Further benefits by early start of HIV treatment in low income countries: Survival estimates of early versus deferred antiretroviral therapy
    Kjell Arne Johansson
    University of Bergen, Department of Public Health and Centre for International Health, Research Group in Global Health Ethics, Economics and Culture, PB 7804, 5020 Bergen, Norway
    AIDS Res Ther 7:3. 2010
    ..Since low income countries have many constraints to full coverage of HAART, this study provides input to a more transparent debate regarding where to draw explicit eligibility criteria during further scale up of HAART...
  8. ncbi Clinical priority setting
    Ole Frithjof Norheim
    Department of Thoracic Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital, 5020 Bergen, Norway
    BMJ 337:a1846. 2008
  9. ncbi A note on Brock: prioritarianism, egalitarianism and the distribution of life years
    O F Norheim
    Division for Medical Ethics, Department of Public Health and Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Kalfarveien 18, Bergen 5018, Norway
    J Med Ethics 35:565-9. 2009
    ..Equality is not the only value egalitarians promote. But equality is so important that we should not reject it...
  10. ncbi The ideal of equal health revisited: definitions and measures of inequity in health should be better integrated with theories of distributive justice
    Ole Frithjof Norheim
    Research group in Global Health, Ethics, Culture and Economics, Department of Public Health and Primary Care and Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Kalfarveien 31, 5018 Bergen, Norway
    Int J Equity Health 8:40. 2009
    ....
  11. ncbi Limiting access to allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in five European countries: what can we learn about implicit rationing?
    O F Norheim
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Uriksdal 8c, 5009, Bergen, Norway
    Health Policy 52:149-56. 2000
    ..Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation is a complex procedure exemplifying a class of new and emerging treatment modalities involving advanced medical technologies with high costs...
  12. ncbi The role of evidence in health policy making: a normative perspective
    Ole Frithjof Norheim
    Section for Medical Ethics and Philosophy of Science, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Health Care Anal 10:309-17. 2002
    ....
  13. ncbi Adoption of new health care services in Norway (1993-1997): specialists' self-assessment according to national criteria for priority setting
    O F Norheim
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Ulriksdal 8c, 5009, Bergen, Norway
    Health Policy 56:65-79. 2001
    ..Independent and systematic evaluations of new technologies are needed within the context of priority setting...
  14. ncbi [Knowledge must be combined with values for decision making in uncertainty]
    O F Norheim
    Seksjon for allmennmedisin Fagområdet medisinsk etikk og vitenskapsteori, Institutt for samfunnsmedisinske fag, Universitetet i Bergen, Ulriksdal 8c, 5009 Bergen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 121:1387-90. 2001
    ..It is concluded that good clinical practice must be based on evidence, but it should also take into account the patient's values in choices with uncertain outcomes...
  15. ncbi [How much does the society want to pay?]
    Ole Frithjof Norheim
    Institutt for samfunnsmedisinske fag Universitetet i Bergen Ulriksdal 8c, 5009 Bergen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 123:303. 2003
  16. ncbi Genomics and equal opportunity ethics
    A W Cappelen
    Centre for Ethics and Economics, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Bergen, Norway
    J Med Ethics 34:361-4. 2008
    ..Finally, how genomics may affect healthcare policies and the market for health insurance is discussed...
  17. ncbi Using burden of disease information for health planning in developing countries: the experience from Uganda
    Lydia Kapiriri
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Ulriksdal 8c, N 5009, Bergen, Norway
    Soc Sci Med 56:2433-41. 2003
    ..Such information would contribute to further synthesis of the approach...
  18. ncbi End-of-life decisions as bedside rationing. An ethical analysis of life support restrictions in an Indian neonatal unit
    I Miljeteig
    Global Health Ethics, Economics and Culture, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care and Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    J Med Ethics 36:473-8. 2010
    ..Is withholding of life-saving treatment for children born between 28 and 32 GAW acceptable from an ethical perspective?..
  19. ncbi HIV priorities and health distributions in a rural region in Tanzania: a qualitative study
    Kjell Arne Johansson
    University of Bergen, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, PB 7804, 5020 Bergen, Norway
    J Med Ethics 37:221-6. 2011
    ..The objective of this article is to explore experiences of HIV priority decisions, at what levels these decisions are made and how they might influence the distribution of health benefits in a high-endemic region in Tanzania...
  20. ncbi [High-cost medicine--do we lack open and legitimate procedures for prioritising?]
    Kjell Arne Johansson
    Fagområdet medisinsk etikk Institutt for samfunnsmedisinske fag Universitetet i Bergen, Postboks 78045020 Bergen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 129:17-20. 2009
    ....
  21. ncbi [Ethical choices in medically futile treatment]
    Ingrid Miljeteig
    Fagområdet medisinsk etikk, Institutt for samfunnsmedisinske fag, Universitetet i Bergen, Postboks 7804, 5020 Bergen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 128:2185-9. 2008
    ..The paper explores legitimate disagreement, autonomy and decision making processes in two cases concerning withdrawal of treatment. We suggest a decision making procedure for such cases...
  22. ncbi Physicians' use of guidelines and attitudes to withholding and withdrawing treatment for extremely premature neonates in Norway
    Ingrid Miljeteig
    Division of Medical Ethics, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway
    Acta Paediatr 96:825-9. 2007
    ....
  23. ncbi Impact of ethics and economics on end-of-life decisions in an Indian neonatal unit
    Ingrid Miljeteig
    Division of Medical Ethics, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care and Global Health Ethics, Economics and Culture, Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Pediatrics 124:e322-8. 2009
    ..The aim of this article was to describe how providers in an Indian NICU reach life-or-death treatment decisions...
  24. ncbi Distribution matters: equity considerations among health planners in Tanzania
    Trygve Ottersen
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Health Policy 85:218-27. 2008
    ..The aim of this study is to help fill this knowledge gap by exploring distributional preferences among health planners in Tanzania...
  25. ncbi Responsibility in health care: a liberal egalitarian approach
    A W Cappelen
    Division for Medical Ethics and the Philosophy of Science, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen, Kalfarveien 31, N-5018 Bergen, Norway
    J Med Ethics 31:476-80. 2005
    ..The aim of the article is to propose a plausible interpretation of liberal egalitarianism with respect to responsibility and health care and assess it against reasonable counter-arguments...
  26. ncbi National HIV treatment guidelines in Tanzania and Ethiopia: are they legitimate rationing tools?
    K A Johansson
    Division of Medical Ethics, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, PB 7804, 5020 Bergen, Norway
    J Med Ethics 34:478-83. 2008
    ..To provide an ethical analysis of whether the Ethiopian and Tanzanian national HIV/AIDS treatment guidelines can be considered legitimate and fair rationing tools...
  27. ncbi Criteria for priority-setting in health care in Uganda: exploration of stakeholders' values
    Lydia Kapiriri
    Centre for International Health, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Bull World Health Organ 82:172-9. 2004
    ..To explore stakeholders' acceptance of criteria for setting priorities for the health care system in Uganda...
  28. ncbi Availability, distribution and use of emergency obstetric care in northern Tanzania
    Øystein Evjen Olsen
    Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Norway
    Health Policy Plan 20:167-75. 2005
    ..We argue that the main barrier to access to quality care is not the mother's ignorance or their ability to get to a facility, but the actual quality of care meeting them at the facility...
  29. ncbi Eliciting people's preferences for the distribution of health: A procedure for a more precise estimation of distributional weights
    Ottar Maestad
    Chr Michelsen Institute, Bergen, Norway
    J Health Econ 28:570-7. 2009
    ..The methodology was successfully applied in an empirical study of age weights...
  30. ncbi Whose priorities count? Comparison of community-identified health problems and Burden-of-Disease-assessed health priorities in a district in Uganda
    Lydia Kapiriri
    Centre for International Health, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway
    Health Expect 5:55-62. 2002
    ..The secondary aim was to explore the potential for using qualitative participatory methodologies as tools for planing and priority setting...
  31. ncbi Complicated deliveries, critical care and quality in emergency obstetric care in Northern Tanzania
    Ø E Olsen
    Center for International Health, N 5021, University of Bergen, Norway
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 87:98-108. 2004
    ..Little can be concluded using the CFR to describe the quality of services provided...
  32. ncbi Public participation in health planning and priority setting at the district level in Uganda
    Lydia Kapiriri
    Centre for International Health and Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway
    Health Policy Plan 18:205-13. 2003
    ..To explore the experiences of the public and leaders with participatory planning and priority setting in health, in a decentralized district in Uganda...
  33. ncbi Introduction of the patient-list system in general practice. Changes in Norwegian physicians' perception of their gatekeeper role
    Benedicte Carlsen
    Programme for Health Economics in Bergen, Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, University of Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Prim Health Care 21:209-13. 2003
    ..To explore whether the patient-list system, recently introduced in general practice, has influenced general practitioners' (GPs') self-perception as gatekeepers...
  34. ncbi "Saying no is no easy matter" a qualitative study of competing concerns in rationing decisions in general practice
    Benedicte Carlsen
    Health Economics, Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, The University of Bergen, Nygårdsgaten 5, 5015 Bergen, Norway
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:70. 2005
    ..Studies indicate that modern general practitioners, both in Norway and in other countries are uncomfortable with the gatekeeper role, but there is little knowledge about how general practitioners experience rationing in practice...
  35. ncbi Rights to specialized health care in Norway: a normative perspective
    Ole Frithjof Norheim
    J Law Med Ethics 33:641-9. 2005
  36. ncbi My job is to keep him alive, but what about his brother and sister? How Indian doctors experience ethical dilemmas in neonatal medicine
    Ingrid Miljeteig
    Dev World Bioeth 6:23-32. 2006
    ..There is a need for further research in this field, and for the development of guidelines on how to cope with differences in resources, and how to handle different patient groups' cultural and religious concerns...
  37. ncbi [Board of appeals for decision on reimbursement of expenses for medical treatment abroad]
    Ole Frithjof Norheim
    , 5009 Bergen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 122:1560-3. 2002
    ..The appeals procedure remains well known among the public. Doctors should make themselves familiar with the criteria and the appeals procedure...
  38. ncbi Responsibility, fairness and rationing in health care
    Alexander W Cappelen
    Department of Economics, University of Oslo and the Norwegian School of Economics, Norway
    Health Policy 76:312-9. 2006
    ..The objective of this article is, drawing on normative political theory, to sketch an argument that assigns a limited but significant role to individual responsibility in the design of the health-care system...
  39. ncbi Priority setting at the micro-, meso- and macro-levels in Canada, Norway and Uganda
    Lydia Kapiriri
    University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Health Policy 82:78-94. 2007
    ....
  40. ncbi [Life-prolonging treatment--an analysis of two cases]
    Sabina Fattah
    Det medisinsk fakultet, Universitetet i Bergen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 127:878-81. 2007
    ..Life-prolonging treatment is associated with many difficult ethical considerations, especially when such treatment is withdrawn...