The UK Government launched the Accelerated Access Review, in November 2014, to assess the pathways for the development, assessment, and adoption of innovative medicines and medical technology. As an early phase of this work, RAND Europe was asked to support the review by conducting a study to examine international examples of accelerating the use of drugs, devices and diagnostics. The study explored systems across the world through which drugs, devices and diagnostics pass rapidly, identifying what works both in theory and in practice. The briefing discusses 11 interventions for accelerating adoption in detail, assessing the evidence base of the examples identified, examining the strengths and weaknesses of each approach and considering their applicability for the UK system.
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