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Cancer drug funding decisions in Scotland: impact of new end-of-life, orphan and ultra-orphan processes

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The Scottish Medicines Consortium evaluates new drugs for use in the National Health Service in Scotland. Reforms in 2014 to their evaluation process aimed to increase patient access to new drugs for end-of-life or rare conditions; the changes include additional steps in the process to gain further information from patients and clinicians, and for revised commercial agreements. This study examines the extent of any impact of the reforms on funding decisions.

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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s12913-017-2561-0

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University of Oxford
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MSD
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RDM
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RDM - Investigative Medicine Division
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MSD
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Nuffield Department of Population Health
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Population Health
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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UAS
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Academic Administration Division
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Divisional Administration
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University of Oxford
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MSD
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Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
RDM
Sub department:
RDM - Investigative Medicine Division
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BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Health Services Research Journal website
Volume:
17
Pages:
613
Publication date:
2017-08-01
Acceptance date:
2017-08-21
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ISSN:
1472-6963
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2017-09-05

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