The ISPOR Global Health Care Systems Road Map (ISPOR Road Map) provides information on country/region-specific decision-making processes for regulatory (market access) approval, reimbursement and economic evaluations of pharmaceuticals and medical devices and diagnostics.

Each road map contains
  • a.) background information on the country/region health care system;
  • b.) a brief description of the health care decision makers and influencers;
  • c.) a description of the regulatory (market access), reimbursement and pricing processes;
  • d.) a decision makers and decision-making processes diagram;
  • e.) data requirements including HTA; and
  • f.) useful resources.

The ISPOR Road Maps are validated by experts prior to publication and updated often to keep abreast of changes in each country/region. This research tool is beneficial for health care decision makers, educators, payers, researchers, students, and those interested in health care policy.

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This information was initially developed by the Global Health Care Reimbursement Systems and Decision Processes Working Group and Health Technology Assessment (HTA) of Medical Devices & Diagnostics Working Group under HTA SIG.

An article entitled Health Care System Information Sharing was published in Value Health Regional Issues that references the development and quality assurance of this information. The reference citation is: Eldessouki R, Smith MD. Health Care System Information Sharing: A Step Toward Better Health Globally. Value Health Regional Issues 2012; 1: 118-129.

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