Tag Archives: health economics

UK: Further Steps Toward Value-Based Assessment

By Leela Barham. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has finally published the formal consultation on value-based assessment (VBA). VBA is the new VBP, incorporating a wider assessment of value and no longer clearly linking to price in quite the way that some speculated all the way back in 2010 when VBP […]
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More States Follow Washington's Value-Based Lead

Cameron McClearn looks at how Washington State’s approach to health care value is beginning to influence the rest of the country. Many trends start on the West Coast and migrate to the rest of the nation. The Washington State health care system is worth watching as officials evaluate the economic value of medical treatments for […]
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NICE News or Bad News?

Far from losing its mojo, the UK’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) will simply be sharing the stage with a range of new players under NHS reform — none of whom look supportive of the R&D industry. The big issue for industry in the UK this week is handicapping the future of […]
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Cancer Testing Times: One Thing the UK Will Not Be Cutting

Buried among the savage, £83 billion-worth of cuts announced by the UK coalition government’s controversial Comprehensive Spending Review last week was confirmation that the Department of Health would not be taking forward the previous government’s pledge to introduce a one-week target for cancer testing. Under the Labour government, the time that it took for a […]
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