Health Care Coverage Determinations: An International Comparative Study

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Dec 1, 2004 - Medical - 277 pages
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Based upon research from Australia, Canada, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, the United States of America and the United Kingdom, the contributors of this book argue that although each of these countries is committed to evidence-based scientific assessment of technologies, in fact adoption of technologies is significantly affected by political considerations, and in particular by the influence of interest groups. Moreover, it offers recommendations as to how technology assessment for coverage policy can be improved to serve better the public interest.
  

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Contents

Chapter 01 METHODOLOGICAL INTRODUCTION
1
THE AUSTRALIAN EXPERIENCE
25
TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT IN CANADIAN MEDICARE
57
Chapter 04 EVALUATING NEW HEALTH TECHNOLOGY IN THE ENGLISH NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE
88
Chapter 05 BENEFIT DECISIONS IN GERMAN SOCIAL HEALTH INSURANCE
115
Chapter 06 HEALTH CARE COVERAGE IN THE NETHERLANDS THE DUTCH DRUG REIMBURSEMENT SCHEME GVS
132
Chapter 07 HEALTH CARE COVERAGE DETERMINATIONS IN SPAIN
158
Chapter 08 HEALTH CARE COVERAGE DETERMINATIONS IN SWITZERLAND
180
Chapter 09 THE MEDICARE COVERAGE DETERMINATION PROCESS IN THE UNITED STATES
207
Chapter 11 CONCLUSION
256
Index
267
Back Cover
278
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