MEAT VALUE BASED PROCUREMENT FOR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY: How to link “Value-based Health Care” and “Public Procurement” in Europe

Value-based health care is an emerging paradigm which has the power to change health care as we know it, but in order to achieve real impact, it must be applied to the key decisions that make up care delivery.

One of the most critical decisions is the procurement of products or services by health care providers. By choosing one product or service over another, procurement officials are de facto impacting the care being offered and incentivizing the industry and other health care stakeholders to act in specific ways. Given this significant influence, procurement agencies should be one of the key players in health care leading the effort to focus on value.

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