Development and implementation of health technology assessment in Argentina: two steps forward and one step back.

@article{Rubinstein2009DevelopmentAI,
  title={Development and implementation of health technology assessment in Argentina: two steps forward and one step back.},
  author={Adolfo Rubinstein and Andr{\'e}s Pich{\'o}n-Rivi{\'e}re and Federico Ariel Augustovski},
  journal={International journal of technology assessment in health care},
  year={2009},
  volume={25 Suppl 1},
  pages={260-9}
}
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study are to review the financing and organization of the Argentine healthcare system, the licensing and drug price setting mechanisms, the benefit packages and coverage policies of pharmaceuticals and other medical technologies, as well as the development of HTA in Argentina, and the role of the Institute of Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS) as an HTA agency. Finally, the perspectives and future of HTA as a tool to make resource-allocation… CONTINUE READING