Industry statement on patient access to healthcare

Posted on 05.07.2016

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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.

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