Leela Barham is a freelance health economist and policy expert. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international conferences. She has provided advice to the Department of Health and Social Care on policy on pricing of branded medicines to inform the negotiation of a successor to the UK’s Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS), the Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access (VPAS), as well as worked with patient groups, the NHS, pharmaceutical companies and many others internationally on the economics of healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Contact Leela on firstname.lastname@example.org
We all make mistakes — and that includes those involved in Health Technology Assessment (HTA). Following an error made by ICER this year, Leela Barham looks at similar mistakes made in the past and what can be done about them.
Leela Barham talks to Yvette Venable, the Institute for Clinical Effectiveness Review's new Vice President of Patient Engagement, about how ICER is ramping up its efforts to bring patient organizations along on its journey.