Pharma Market Access under a South African National Health Insurance system
Pharmaceutical market access will look very different under a South African national health insurance system. A national health insurance system would result in an integrated healthcare system founded on the principles of solidarity and redistribution of healthcare resources. Every South African would contribute to funding the national health insurance system and in return receive “free” […]
What is Health Technology Assessment?
Introduction Health technology assessment is the “multidisciplinary field of policy analysis, studying the medical, economic, social and ethical implications of development, diffusion, and use of health technology” (INAHTA, 2018). It aims to improve access to innovative treatments whilst rewarding producers of new technologies for their research and development efforts. Health technology assessments test the value […]
1. What is Value-Based Healthcare? Health is an intrinsic value and a precondition for pursuing a ‘good life’. Whilst universal healthcare provides equitable health to the population, most healthcare systems have strategies to improve quality of healthcare while reducing costs  . Though no agreed upon definition, the goal of Value-based Healthcare and generating value […]