Quality over quantity more important in health outcomes


2 February 2017 - When it comes to making a difference in people’s lives, it’s not about how many medicines you have, but having the ones that work, says PHARMAC Chief Executive Steffan Crausaz.

The Mind the Gap study – comparing access to cancer medicines in New Zealand and Australia – shows that more medicines doesn’t automatically mean better health outcomes.

“The study shows that not all cancer medicines deliver benefits that can be considered clinically meaningful, or an improvement on what we already have,” says Mr Crausaz.

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