Value-based healthcare in Taiwan: Towards a leadership role in Asia

June 30, 2017
Asia

Taiwan’s healthcare system benefits from more than 20 years of universal access to healthcare, which has helped to create a comprehensive set of data available to researchers. Health technology assessment has been in place in parts of the system for more than a decade.

Although there are increasing efforts to introduce cost-effectiveness and broader measures of “value” into analysis and decision-making about new medical treatments, there has been no effort so far to accept either a common understanding of value, or a standardised approach toward evaluating healthcare with regard to this measure.

How can Taiwan better integrate the concept of value into its healthcare system?

 

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