On 22 June, the Association for Medical & Biotechnology Products (SEIV) will organise a Symposium on MEAT Value-Based Procurement. Healthcare procurement often focuses only on the purchase price. This fails to address the needs of other stakeholders such as patients, providers, health systems and society as a whole. It also clouds the true cost of care and does not account for the economic value of health and care. The MEAT value-based procurement framework places at its core the outcomes that matter to patients, quality and further benefits for providers, health systems and society. By choosing MEAT value based procurement instead of selecting the product with the lowest up-front cost, procurement authorities can factor the full value of a product, service or solution into their decision-making and thus select the most economically advantageous solution.
A press conference will cover the symposium and the main conclusions of the day.
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[22 June 2017]
To read more about the symposium, please click here. It includes the programme of the day and more information about speakers (in Greek).