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Managing the introduction of new and high-cost drugs in challenging times: the experience of Hungary and Poland

Kwong, Danica, Ferrario, Alessandra, Adamski, Jajub, Inotai, Andras and Kalo, Zoltan (2014) Managing the introduction of new and high-cost drugs in challenging times: the experience of Hungary and Poland. Eurohealth: Quarterly of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, 20 (2). pp. 25-28. ISSN 1356-1030

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Abstract

Hungary and Poland are currently facing budgetary pressures to reduce health and pharmaceutical spending. However, they still must ensure that valuable innovative medicines are made available to patients. Risk-sharing schemes (RSSs) are a mechanism to achieve access, particularly for high-cost innovative medicines that payers might be reluctant to fund because of uncertainty around their cost-effectiveness in real life. RSSs can be designed to distribute financial risks, risks relating to health outcomes or a combination of both. Due to fiscal imperatives and complexities linked to the implementation of health outcome-based schemes, both countries have focused mainly on financial RSSs.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.euro.who.int/
Additional Information: © 2014 WHO on behalf of European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2014 16:13
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/57588/

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