Impatto del sistema di finanziamento a DRG sull’innovazione tecnologica in sanità. Il caso italiano

Journal title MECOSAN
Author/s Giuditta Callea, Aleksandra Torbica, Rosanna Tarricone
Publishing Year 2014 Issue 2014/89
Language Italian Pages 18 P. 31-48 File size 774 KB
DOI 10.3280/MESA2014-089003
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In the last two decades the majority of Western countries adopted prospective payment schemes based on Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) for reimbursing hospital inpatient activity. Such payment schemes may play a relevant role in the adoption of new medical devices: each time a new devices comes to the market, decisions on its adoption rely on evaluations on the subsequent increase in costs and added therapeutic value. The goal of this research is (i) to identify, in a sample of Italian regions, the characteristics of regional reimbursement systems based on DRGs relevant for uptake and diffusion of new technologies, describing the updating mechanisms of DRG codes and rates that allow technological innovation to be formally incorporated in the reimbursement system and identifying alternative payment mechanisms developed with the aim of incentivize innovation; and (ii) to investigate the key-informants’ opinions and perceptions on the role of financing mechanisms based on DRG tariffs on the adoption and diffusion of medical devices in Italian hospitals.

Keywords: Technological innovation, diffusion, DRG

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Giuditta Callea, Aleksandra Torbica, Rosanna Tarricone, Impatto del sistema di finanziamento a DRG sull’innovazione tecnologica in sanità. Il caso italiano in "MECOSAN" 89/2014, pp 31-48, DOI: 10.3280/MESA2014-089003