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Patient Advocates Say ICER Uses Discriminatory Cost Metrics

By Rachel Cohrs
June 27, 2019 at 11:31 AM
A coalition of patient advocates, provider groups and drug makers is criticizing the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review for using a metric they say discriminates against people with disabilities and chronic illness. ICER has responded to the criticism by saying it will include alternative, less controversial metrics in its cost-effectiveness reports. The metric at issue is the Quality-Adjusted Life-Year, which is a commonly used standard internationally to determine the cost-effectiveness of medical treatments, including drugs. One QALY equals one...


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