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I am a clinical psychologist and philosopher, currently working as a PhD-student at Akershus University Hospital at the Severity and Priority Setting in Health care (SEVPRI) project. I work on the role of illness severity as a priority setting criterion in health care, with a particular focus on issues of well-being and distribution.
August 2012 - June 2019
University of Oslo
Field of study
- Clinical Psychology
August 2010 - June 2012
University of Bergen
Field of study
Introduction ‘Severity’ is one of three priority-setting criteria in the Norwegian priority-setting system. How we interpret and apply these criteria have a direct impact on which interventions are available in hospitals–and especially so for high-cost interventions, where the severity of a condition is often the justification for implementing a pa...
Adaptation to illness, and its relationship with priority setting in health, is a vexing and morally important issue. According to conventional quality-of-life measures and health state valuations, people with various illnesses are not as badly off as others may imagine. This is partly due to adaptation: the process of adjusting to changed circumst...
Illness severity is a priority setting criterion in several countries. Age seems to matter when considering severity, but perhaps not small age differences. In the following article we consider Small Differences (SD): small differences in age are not relevant when considering differential illness severity. We show that SD cannot be accommodated wit...
Koronapandemien har synliggjort nødvendigheten av prioriteringer i helsetjenesten vår. Helseprioriteringer i Norge skal gjøres etter de tre kriteriene nytte, ressurs og alvorlighetsgrad. Nytte-og ressurskriteriene utgjør til sammen et kostnadseffektivitetskriterium: Høyere prioritet tilfaller tiltak som skaper mye helse med få ressurser. Alvorlighe...
The aim of SEVPRI is to achieve a better public discussion about priority setting. It is about understanding how peoples’ values impact their views on priority setting in health care, and about translating this into criteria for priority setting that achieve the ideal of democratic, open, and fair priority setting in health care.