The High Level Pharmaceutical Forum was officially concluded in October 2008 with the adoption of a number of recommendations and conclusions within three themes explored by the Forum:
- Information to patients
- Relative effectiveness
- Pricing and reimbursement
See the recommendations and conclusions in the factbox to the right.
The work of the Pharmaceutical Forum included the production of a number of reference documents within these three fields, and they are appropriate for consideration by authorities and stakeholders that are engaged in these particular fields.
Within the field of information to patients, we specifically call attention to:
- Recommendations to enhance access to information on diseases and treatment options in healthcare settings and examples of good and innovative practices
- Core Quality Principles on information to patients and detailed practical methodology of use
- The key elements for core information on disease and treatment and the diabetes package example
- Ethical guidance as to collaborations and public private partnership among partnering organisations
Within the field of relative effectiveness, we specifically call attention to the Core principles on relative effectiveness, including Good practice principles for relative effectiveness assessment), which contain definitions of:
- Relative efficacy
- Relative effectiveness
Scroll down to see the definitions.
Within the field of pricing and reimbursement, the reference documents are primarily aimed at the national competent authorities.
You can find all the documents and further information about the Pharmaceutical Forum via the factbox to the right.
For further information, please contact Tina S. Engraff, tel. +45 4488 9727, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Danish Medicines Agency, 9 July 2010
- Efficacy: is the extent to which an intervention does more good than harm under ideal circumstances.
- Relative efficacy: can be defined as the extent to which an intervention does more good than harm, under ideal circumstances, compared to one or more alternative interventions.
- Effectiveness is the extent to which an intervention does more good than harm when provided under the usual circumstances of health care practice.
- Relative effectiveness can be defined as the extent to which an intervention does more good than harm compared to one or more intervention alternatives for achieving the desired results when provided under the usual circumstances of health care practice.