Professor Hilary Thomas, KPMG UK’s Chief Medical Advisor, comments on today’s news that cost cutting will restrict access to medicines.
Professor Hilary Thomas, KPMG UK’s Chief Medical Advisor:
“When it comes to value for money, our NHS is world-class. However, it is important that the health benefits of many innovative new medicines continue to be available to our population.
“If a new drug reduces disease exacerbations and therefore reduces hospital admissions, then it’s likely to be cost effective. I believe we need a more sophisticated way of evaluating this effectiveness in the UK, with a focus on patient outcomes and value, rather than the blunt instrument of drug pricing.”
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