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  1. Financial priorities in medicineHow much can a patient cost?By Susanna Valland Tim Eskestrand

  2. Norway • Will spend 130 billion NOK on healthcare in 2010 ( 390 billion CZK ) • One of the countries spending the most money on health pr. person in the world • Norwegians still don’t benefit from the newest and most expensive medicines

  3. Examples • Pompe disease, 4 mill NOK, 12 mill CZK • Drug addict, 1 mill NOK, 3 mill CZK • Nursing home, 0.5 mill NOK, 1.5 mill CZK • MS medications, 108 000 NOK, 300 000 CZK

  4. Are we all worth the same?

  5. Drug addicts Cons • It’s a “choice” • No contribution to the community • High risk of relapse • Expensive Pros • Numbers can be affected • Recovered addicts • Stormberg AS

  6. Specific diseases( MS patient ) Pros • It’s not a choice • Drugs can give the patient a normal life • Tax will cover expenses Cons • Expensive

  7. We live longer • 1 hospital bed costs 8500 NOK/night • Increased life expectancy, ♀ 83, ♂ 79 • Increased average age, 39 • Dying at home is cheaper

  8. Who would you pick?

  9. Sources • http://www.dagensmedisin.no/nyheter/2010/02/25/hvor-mye-kan-en-pasient-ko/index.xml • http://www.adressa.no/meninger/article1474173.ece • Http://e24.no/naeringsliv/article2553088.ece • http://www.ssb.no/befolkning