Priority Medicines for Europe and the World 2013 Update. Chapter 4 - Methods Used in the Priority Medicines Project
(2013; 12 pages)


The methodology described in this chapter is designed to determine pharmaceutical gaps and to create a public-health-based research agenda for the European Union (EU). This Project has combined a number of methods to produce a methodology that can be used for priority setting at country, regional and global levels. The method is intended to be explicit and reproducible (source data are provided on the WHO web site). This chapter provides details of the four complementary approaches used: the evidence-based approach; future projections approach; the risk factor approach; and the social solidarity approach...

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