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ISPOR’s 2nd PLENARY OF 18th ANNUAL EUROPEAN CONGRESS EXPLORES EVOLUTION OF OUTCOMES RESEARCH IN HEALTH CARE

PANEL EXAMINES OUTCOMES RESEARCH IN DAILY PRACTICE  Milan, Italy—November 10, 2015—The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 18th Annual European Congress second plenary session — Outcomes Research: Are We Ready to Put Theory into Practice? — was held

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THE PROBLEM OF REIMBURSEMENT FOR SINGLE-USE DEVICES IN ASIA-PACIFIC COUNTRIES

Seoul, South Korea – In Asia-Pacific countries, as elsewhere, less than 6% of total health care spending per capita is on medical devices, though these technologies often make critical contributions to the delivery of clinical and economic benefits to both

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IDENTIFYING THE FACTORS THAT ENHANCE POSITIVE DRUG REIMBURSEMENT RECOMMENDATION IN SCOTLAND

Rotterdam, The Netherlands – Given limited health care resources and rising expenditures on pharmaceuticals, policy makers are increasingly confronted with the challenging task to improve patient outcomes and reimburse new pharmaceutical interventions. Arguably, Scotland is often one of the first

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SUCCESS FEE: A NOVEL TOOL FOR THE SUSTAINABILITY OF NOVEL EXPENSIVE THERAPIES

Catania, Italy – To guarantee rapid patient access to high cost, innovative therapies, policy makers have introduced cost-containment strategies based on the partial or total reimbursements of a drug price. Under these agreements, market access for a drug is granted

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How Does a Drug Get Reimbursed in Iran?

Rotterdam, the Netherlands & Tehran, Iran – Researchers at the Institute for Medical Technology Assessment sought out to examine and describe the Iranian decision-making process regarding drug reimbursement and the role of the main stakeholders in this process.

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A New Approach To Korea’s Reimbursement Coverage And Pricing Rules For Medical Devices Long Overdue

Seoul, South Korea – Since 1989, Korea has had a comprehensive National Health Insurance system, which also covers most implantable and disposable medical devices. Although medical devices account for only about 4% of the total budget, considerable attention is paid to

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Does an Official Positive List of Medical Devices Exist?

Istanbul, Turkey – Official positive list practices revealing the reimbursement status of medical devices globally has become a significant benchmark for decision makers. Considering this fact, it is crucial to explicate whether an official positive list of reimbursed medical devices exists

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Paying For Medicines Based On Health Outcomes

Princeton, NJ, USA – With the rising cost of new medicines, health care payers and providers are looking for the best bang for their buck – the most effective treatment at the lowest cost.  Payers (insurance companies, managed care organizations and

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What Are The Important Factors In Selecting TCM?

Shenyang, China & Newcastle, Australia – The use of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been gaining momentum in the past decades internationally. Even with quite a sizeable consumption and expenditure, there are still many barriers that prevent TCM to be reimbursed

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