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Method by which medicines are divided, according to their annual usage (unit cost times annual consumption) into class A items (the 10 to 20 percent…
The patient’s ability to obtain medical care, including medicines, and a measure of the proportion of a population that reaches appropriate health…
Initiative in which a payer provides temporary or interim funding for a particular technology or service to facilitate the collection of information…
An evaluative process in which a health care organisation undergoes an examination of its policies, procedures and performance by an external…
Ingredient that alone or in combination with one or more other ingredients is considered to fulfil the intended activity of a medicine. Synonym:…
Umbrella term for persons and entities which comprises authorities, market players and stakeholders.
The price that is actually paid by the purchaser taking into account any granted discounts and/or rebates. The actual price may correspond to the…
A type of health care in which a patient is treated for an acute (immediate and severe) episode of illness, for the subsequent treatment of injuries…
Acute care beds are beds accommodating patients where the principal clinical intent is to do one or more of the following: - manage labour (obstetric…
A prospectively planned process, starting with the early authorization of a medicine in a restricted patient population, followed by iterative phases…
Adherence to long term therapy is defined as the the extent to which a person’s behaviour – taking medication, following a diet, and/or executing…
Advanced therapy medicinal products are based on manufacturing processes focussed on various gene transfer-produced bio-molecules, and/or…
A response to a medicinal product which is noxious and unintended and which occurs at doses normally used in man for the prophylaxis, diagnosis or…
The extent to which medicines and further health care products are available to the people who need them at a price they / their health system can…
Dispensation of a medicine (often generic) by the pharmacist with a different active ingredient (or combination product) but the same therapeutic…
A classification system of medicines where the active ingredients are divided into different groups according to the organ or system on which they…
A system where potential buyers place competitive bids on assets and services. The asset or service in question will sell to the party that places…
Government entities responsible for designing the regulatory framework and implementing policies (e.g. ministries, public agencies). In the European…
Collection and synthesis of evidence (method with focus on traceability/replicability of the results)