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Medical products: new and needed! An investment strategy for research into innovative and relevant medical products.
  201101E.pdf (1.07 MB)
Document ID LIB655
Document type Scientific advisory body opinion/advice
Issue date 18/01/2011
Document reference ISBN 978-90-5549-833-8
Original language of the document Dutch
Full text available in EN (1.07 MB)
Document produced by Health Council of the Netherlands organisation visiting card
Document uploaded by Mitra Javanmardi
Health Council of the Netherlands
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  • Health


Short description  The health service is facing challenges, such as improving quality of care, lowering costs of the health care system and achieving a greater labour productivity. Drugs, medical devices and tissue replacement products are medical products that may help to cope with such challenges. This advisory report by the Health Council aids the Dutch government in deciding whether stimulation of medical product innovation is expedient, for which medical products and how innovation may be best stimulated. During the advisory process users of medical products (i.e. patients and care providers) were closely involved and one of the recommendations is to step up their involvement during the innovation process.
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  Request for advice
The health service is facing enormous challenges. New and innovative medical products will be essential if we are to cope with these challenges. New medical products are important tools in the effort to achieve goals such as better care, more efficient care, and greater labour productivity. In view of this, and given his special responsibility for the Dutch health service, it i ...

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