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How Patient Groups have Begun to Influence the Value and Coverage Debate

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source: Health Affairs Blog

year: 2016

authors: Margaret Anderson, Kristin Schneeman


In 2015, two issues related to medicine could be relied on to generate headlines: drug pricing and the proliferation of new value frameworks that claimed to define the value and even the price of drugs in seemingly easy-to-understand ways. In none of the high-profile skirmishes on pricing or frameworks was the voice or perspective of patients and patient groups very much in evidence. But that is beginning to change, in an evolution of a broader shift in the role that patients are playing in the research and development (R&D) enterprise.

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