Procedural update on submission of Type I variations to EMA in March, April and May 2019

26 February 2019 - EMA is encouraging marketing authorisation holders intending to submit Brexit-related Type IA and Type IB variations ...

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Establishing the effectiveness of procedural interventions: the limited role of randomised trials

18 December 2018 - Procedural interventions comprise a large and growing component of medical care. Patients, physicians, health care organisations, and ...

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Proposal to harmonise, streamline and transition the Cancer Drug Implementation Advisory Committee to CADTH

14 December 2018 - Providing customised implementation support to decision-makers at all levels of the health system is a key ...

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Half of all health fund members to lose cover for hip and knee replacements

6 September 2018 - Half of all health fund members will have to pay higher premiums and switch to top ...

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Evidence required by heath technology assessment and reimbursement bodies evaluating diagnostic or prognostic algorithms that include omics data

23 August 2018 - Multi-analyte assays with algorithmic analyses use combinations of circulating and clinical markers including omics-based sources for diagnostic ...

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What does knee surgery cost? Few know, and that’s a problem.

21 August 2018 - The price we pay for health care often has little connection to what it actually costs. One ...

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Too-keen medicos cost patients millions

8 August 2018 - Medical procedures likely to have little clinical benefit are still being performed in Australian hospitals, wasting ...

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Secret pacemaker payments boosting private hospital coffers but costing the health system

3 July 2018 - When Nola Droop suffered a bout of breathlessness in 2016, she had no idea it meant ...

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Value-based healthcare summit looks at a new health paradigm

24 April 2018 - The Medical Technology Association of Australia value-based healthcare summit is bringing together policy makers, patient advocates, ...

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CADTH Common Drug Review will accept submissions up to six months pre-Notice of Compliance

8 March 2018 - Operational change can help reduce the time between regulatory approval and reimbursement recommendations for prescription drugs ...

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Radical dental plan highlights need for change

5 March 2018 - The radical alternative to private health insurance proposed by Australia’s dentists shows, if nothing else, that ...

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'Impossible' to shop around: patients struggling to get information about costs from surgeons

11 December 2017 - Consumers are often told to "shop around" to save money, but for privately insured patients, calculating ...

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Elective surgery surge for private patients in public hospitals

6 December 2017 - The number of privately insured patients having elective surgery in public hospitals is rising faster than ...

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Commonwealth to cut funding for botched operations

28 November 2017 - Public hospitals will no longer ­receive commonwealth funding for avoidable complications such as pressure injuries, infections ...

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Study identifies 122 orthopaedic surgeons having troubles

10 October 2017 - A group of 122 orthopaedic surgeons had worse outcomes for hip and knee replacements than their ...

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