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Value Based Assessment of Drugs

Published Wednesday, January 14, 2015

This briefing outlines recent proposals to change the current UK drug assessment methods.

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In 2010, the Government proposed moving towards a broader value-based system for assessing and pricing branded drugs. Such an approach aims to ensure that the price the NHS pays for a medicine better reflects its benefits. This briefing outlines recent proposals to change the current assessment methods.

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Authors: Peter Border; Joanna Scales

Topics: Health finance, Health services, Medicine, Patient rights and complaints

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