The (Ir)relevance of Group Size in Health Care Priority Setting: A Reply to Juth

@inproceedings{Sandman2016TheO,
  title={The (Ir)relevance of Group Size in Health Care Priority Setting: A Reply to Juth},
  author={Lars Sandman and Erik Gustavsson},
  booktitle={Health Care Analysis},
  year={2016}
}
How to handle orphan drugs for rare diseases is a pressing problem in current health-care. Due to the group size of patients affecting the cost of treatment, they risk being disadvantaged in relation to existing cost-effectiveness thresholds. In an article by Niklas Juth it has been argued that it is irrelevant to take indirectly operative factors like group size into account since such a compensation would risk discounting the use of cost, a relevant factor, altogether. In this article we… CONTINUE READING
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