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Impact of terminating reimbursement of symptomatic slow-acting drugs in osteoarthritis in France

Impact of terminating reimbursement of symptomatic slow-acting drugs in osteoarthritis in France on volume and cost of drug deliveries, assessed with administrative databases

With osteoarthritis (OA)

As one of the leading causes of disability in adults worldwide, its toll on patients and its economic burden for payers are substantial. The issue of change in OA management with the evolution of reimbursement schemes needs to be addressed.

Objective

To assess the impact of terminating the reimbursement of symptomatic slow-acting drugs in OA (SYSADOAs) in France in terms of volume and cost, from a healthcare payer perspective.

Major conclusions

Our results did not show a measurable impact of terminating SYSADOA reimbursement on the delivery of NSAIDs and analgesics or on hospitalizations. However, neither do they allow for concluding that terminating SYSADOA reimbursement did not generate an increase in deliveries of non-reimbursed drugs, with their associated potential risks for public health.

     

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    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.semarthrit.2020.09.001

     

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