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1 03, 2019

Paper of the week 27.02.19: Has the NHS Long Term Plan forgotten we are all going to die?

2019-03-01T11:14:40+00:00

Reference: Has the Long Term Plan forgotten we are all going to die? (Bleakley T., Smith R., Taylor R) This week’s paper of the week is brought to you by Professor Sir Muir Gray, 3V’s Founding Director. Bottom line, chosen by Muir from the paper "One certainty is that there will be a lot of dying in the next 10 years as the baby boomers become the dying boomers... Increasingly, people endure slow deaths of frailty, often with dementia in the final years. Increased life expectancy is generally regarded as a cause for celebration, but many people fear dependency and dementia more than they fear death... Between a quarter and a third of health-care expenditure is for care [...]

Paper of the week 27.02.19: Has the NHS Long Term Plan forgotten we are all going to die?2019-03-01T11:14:40+00:00
10 10, 2018

Paper of the week 10.10.18: Paying for Cures: Perspectives on Solutions to the “Affordability Issue”

2018-10-10T13:48:23+00:00

Reference: Paying for Cures: Perspectives on Solutions to the “Affordability Issue” Karlsberg Schaffer K et aljournal This weeks paper of the week is brought to you by Professor Sir Muir Gray, 3V Executive Director. Bottom line ‘We conclude that there is a mismatch between the enthusiasm in the academic literature for developing new approaches and the scepticism of payers that they can work or are necessary. For the foreseeable future, affordability pressures will continue to be handled by aggressive price bargaining, high co-pays (in systems in which this is possible), and restricting access to subgroups of patients. Of the mechanisms we explored, outcomes-based payments were of most interest to payers, but the costs associated with operating such schemes, [...]

Paper of the week 10.10.18: Paying for Cures: Perspectives on Solutions to the “Affordability Issue”2018-10-10T13:48:23+00:00
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