Innovation in healthcare contracting models. Where are we heading?

By: Diego Rosselli

As every student in a health economics introductory course learns in the first few days, healthcare provision is a very atypical market. Demand for healthcare behaves in all sorts of particular ways. To quote the Economics Nobel prize winner Kenneth Arrow in his 1963 seminal paper: “The most obvious distinguishing characteristics of an individual’s demand for medical services is that it is not steady in origin as, for example, for food or clothing, but irregular and unpredictable.” (1)

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Centralized Procurement of Drugs in Colombia

By: Diana González-Bravo

Do you know what centralized procurement of drugs is?  Do you know where the resources come from to finance it? The centralized procurement of drugs has been adapted in Colombia initially for Hepatitis C. This first attempt opened a multisectorial controversy all around the country. Also, it served as an example for other latinamerican countries to take the same route.

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