The role of burden of disease analysis in priority setting has been challenged largely on the grounds that it measures problems and not the value of solutions. This editorial focuses less on such methodological issues (e.g. how health care priorities should be set) than on ethical issues (e.g. whose and which values should be used to inform this process). Specifically, we challenge the 'world view' presented in the recent World Health Organization World Health Report which implies that there is a universal value base to all health care systems.
Mooney, G.; Wiseman, V. World Health Report 2000: challenging a world view [Editorial]. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy (2000) 5 (4) 198-199.
Published 4 December 2006