Title: International comparison of orthotic brace prices
Authors: Simoens, Steven ×
Guillaume, Paul
Moldenaers, Ingrid
Depoorter, Antony
De Coster, Sandra
Van den Steen, Dirk
Van de Sande, Stefaan
Debruyne, Hans
Ramaekers, Dirk
Lona, Murielle #
Issue Date: May-2009
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Series Title: The European Journal of Health Economics vol:10 issue:2 pages:149-155
Abstract: This study compared market prices (i.e. third-party reimbursement and patient co-payment) of prefabricated neck, wrist and knee braces in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Ontario (Canada) and the UK. Data were collected through contacts with health authorities, health insurance funds, manufacturers and distributors. Market prices varied substantially between countries, indicating that manufacturers adapt their price setting strategy to the policy environment and the structure of the brace market of a country. Belgian prices tended to exceed prices in other countries for the selected neck, wrist and knee braces. There seems to be scope for reducing Belgian prices of selected braces.
ISSN: 1618-7598
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Centre for Pharmaceutical Care and Pharmaco-economics (-)
Faculty of Medicine - miscellaneous
Department of Public Health miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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