…the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) developed a “value flower,” which aims to more comprehensively capture all elements of value relevant for measuring the value of a new health technology. Yet, the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent roll-out of new treatments and vaccines has highlighted another value element that may need to be added to value discussion: the supply chain.
Overall, there are four high-priority areas where a health technology’s real-world benefits and risk are likely to be impacted by supply chain: (i) vaccines for contagious diseases, (ii) cell and gene therapies, (iii) digital medicines and therapeutics, and (iv) high-risk medications. Below, we review each of these cases in turn and argue that in these four cases, treatment value may be highly impacted by supply chain considerations.
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