Industry statement on patient access to healthcare

Posted on 05.07.2016


On the occasion of the MEP Interest Group meeting on Access to Healthcare (29 June), the four industry partners of PACT (Patient Access Partnership) released a statement on patient access to healthcare. MedTech Europe, COCIR, EFPIA and Medicines for Europe make three recommendations to the rapporteur of the European Parliament’s upcoming own-initiative report on “EU options for improving access to medicines”:

  1. Embrace the health technology sector as a whole when talking about access to healthcare and work on solutions throughout our sectors.
  2. Emphasize the importance of a continuing open and constructive multi-stakeholder dialogue. Look for joint solutions and ensure continuity and implementing measures with past initiatives.
  3. Bridge the discussions at an EU and national level to support a shift from cost-focus to health outcome-focus.

Please find the statement here and the PACT website here.