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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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Med Tech-related technology assessments and clinical guidelines from NICE in February 2021

Medical technologies guidance evaluates new, innovative medical devices and diagnostics. It looks at medical technologies that deliver treatment, like those implanted during surgical procedures, give greater independence to patients, or detect or monitor medical conditions.

In February, NICE issued one new medical technologies guidance on Leukomed Sorbact for preventing surgical site infection. Leukomed Sorbact is an interactive dressing that binds to the microbes that cause surgical site infection, so they are removed when the dressing is changed.

NICE recommended Leukomed Sorbact as an option for people with wounds that are expected to have low to moderate exudate after caesarean section and vascular surgery. It should be used as part of the usual measures to reduce the risk of surgical site infection. More evidence is needed on the use of Leukomed Sorbact on wounds after other types of surgery. The NHS may save up to £5.3 million per year for caesarean section and up to £1.2 million per year for vascular surgery by adopting this technology. Cost savings are expected because fewer people will need to stay in the hospital for the treatment of surgical site infection.

MedTech Innovation Briefing is the NICE's advice program for innovative technologies. It provides an overview of clinical effectiveness, safety, and cost. It does not offer formal guidance, and it, therefore, does not provide any recommendations.

Seven MedTech Innovation Briefings were published in February:

See the full details here.

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