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Reimbursement summary for angioplasty of arteries of lower extremities

This post presents an extract from our reimbursement analysis for angioplasty of arteries lower extremities using plain and drug-coated balloons (DCBs) for peripheral artery disease in England, France and Germany. Plain balloon angioplasty is reimbursement via DRG solely and DCBs are reimbursement via combination of DRG and add-on reimbursement.
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The Commonwealth Fund has released international comparison of health care systems: UK and the Netherlands are leading in number of areas

19 Jul 2017

Researchers at the Commonwealth Fund evaluated care process, access, administrative efficiency, equity and health care outcomes in 11 countries on the basis of published health care statistics for 72 indicators.

The United Kingdom was high in the ranking in all areas, except health care outcomes. The Netherlands was also superior to other countries in relation to access and equity, but showed poor performance in administrative efficiency of the system.

Norway and Sweden showed the best among others performance in relation to health care outcomes, and worst – in relation to care process.

The best overall performers among European countries were the UK (ranked 1st), the Netherlands (3rd), Norway (4th), Sweden and Switzerland (6th). Germany (8th) and France (10th) were low in the ranking.

Read full report here.

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