TU Berlin

Management im GesundheitswesenKreis J, Busse R (2012): From evidence assessments to coverage decisions? The case example of glinides in Germany. Health Policy 104(1): 27-31

Inhalt des Dokuments

zur Navigation

From evidence assessments to coverage decisions? The case example of glinides in Germany.

Autor
Kreis J, Busse R
Verlag
Health Policy 104(1): 27-31

 

 

Zusammenfassung

In Germany, coverage decisions in the statutory health insurance (SHI) system are based on the principles of evidence-based medicine. Recently, an evidence assessment by the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) of the oral antidiabetics of the glinide class showed that their long-term benefit is not proven. Accordingly, the responsible Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) decided to exclude glinides from prescription in the SHI system. This was, however, objected to by the Ministry of Health, which is charged with legal supervision. We use this case to illustrate the path from evidence assessments to coverage decisions in Germany against the background of the latest health reform, which has changed the legal requirements for evidence assessments and the ensuing coverage decisions.

Navigation

Direktzugang

Schnellnavigation zur Seite über Nummerneingabe