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Pharma Times Online
US Study Warns Drugmakers Over Cost/Effectiveness Data
Only 5% of US health insurers are “very confident” in the economic data provided by drugmakers about their products – with 44% saying they are “not at all confident” – and just 7% are very confident about the comparative effectiveness data supplied by firms about their drugs, a new study shows.
Participation in an accountable care organization (ACO) requires the support of all members of the health care team, says the pharmacist responsible for outpatient pharmacy services at Minneapolis-based Fairview Pharmacy Services.
The diversity in the organization of U.S. healthcare often leads to fragmented patient care, payment, and delivery systems. In many settings, the responsibility of steering the health of a community or a patient is disseminated across many sites.