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A system that aims to identify, filter and prioritise new and emerging health technologies, or new uses of existing interventions; to assess or…
Extent to which an intervention does more good than harm when provided under the usual circumstances of health care practice. Relative effectiveness…
Extent to which an intervention does more good than harm under ideal circumstances. Relative efficacy: can be defined as the extent to which an…
An ability to perform well or achieve a result without wasted energy, resources, effort, time or money thus the extent to which objectives are…
Eligibility for the reimbursement status (and reimbursement rates) of a medicine may be dependent on different criteria. In Europe, there are, in…
Sudden unexpected onset of illness or injury which requires the immediate care and attention of a qualified physician, and which, if not treated…
The section of a health care facility for providing rapid treatment to victims of sudden illness or trauma.
End users can be patients, consumers, or professional who directly use the pharmaceutical product on patients/consumers.
Equitable access to medicines involves: a. a fair and non-discriminating access to needed medicines for all citizens; fair in the sense of being…
Essential medicines are those that satisfy the priority health care needs of the population. They are selected with due regard to public health…
The conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients.
A substance, other than the active ingredient, which has been appropriately evaluated for safety and is included in a drug delivery system to: - aid…
The price at the level of industry, charged by a pharmaceutical manufacturer; official ex-factory prices can be lowered by discounts or other…
The manipulation by pharmacists of various medicine and chemical ingredients using traditional compounding techniques to produce suitable medicines…
The practice of using the price(s) of a medicine in one or several countries in order to derive a benchmark or reference price for the purposes of…