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New PhD student

News: Oct 09, 2016

According to the Swedish Health-care legislation there are three principles that should guide health care prioritizations: (a) human dignity/value, which states that no one is to be discriminated against, (b) need and solidarity, which states that those with a high need should receive a larger share of the resources, and (c) cost-effectiveness, which states that the cost of a treatment should be reasonable from a medical, humanitarian and socioeconomic perspective.

The use of the latter decision criteria, cost-effectiveness, has become increasingly more important around the world and health economic evaluations in general is now part of the standard decision making on reimbursement, coverage and subsidies of medical technologies in countries such as the UK, Australia, Canada, The Netherlands, New Zealand and Sweden etc.

The PhD project carried out by Linda Ryen will analyze the role of cost-effectiveness in public health and health care priority setting. Linda Ryen works as an economic analyst at the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency and and the Health Metrics unit are very happy to welcome Linda as an external PhD student to our Health Economics Research group.


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