Clearing up the hazy road from bench to bedside: A framework for integrating the fourth hurdle into translational medicine

@article{Rogowski2008ClearingUT,
  title={Clearing up the hazy road from bench to bedside: A framework for integrating the fourth hurdle into translational medicine},
  author={Wolf Henning Rogowski and Susanne C Hartz and J{\"u}rgen H John},
  journal={BMC Health Services Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={194 - 194}
}
BACKGROUND New products evolving from research and development can only be translated to medical practice on a large scale if they are reimbursed by third-party payers. Yet the decision processes regarding reimbursement are highly complex and internationally heterogeneous. This study develops a process-oriented framework for monitoring these so-called fourth hurdle procedures in the context of product development from bench to bedside. The framework is suitable both for new drugs and other… CONTINUE READING