Healthcare professionals’ views on clinical relevance of new medicines in primary care


Geneesmiddelregulering

New medicines are evaluated by registration authorities in order to assess their benefit-risk-balance. However, not every new medicine has to have an added therapeutic value compared to already available medicines. The real clinical relevance of new medicine is therefore sometimes unclear. In this research project, we want to investigate the views of healthcare professionals (HCPs) on clinical relevance of new medicines in primary care. We will discuss healthcare professionals’ views on clinical relevance of new COPD and T2DM medicines and also describe the reasons for prescribing new medicines, which is often not in line with guideline recommendations. Finally, we want to investigate how healthcare professionals assess the clinical relevance of medicines that obtained market access in the last years, and to investigate which pharmaceutical gaps (in other words: which diseases cannot be properly treated and would demand new therapies) HCPs identify in their daily practice. 


2019

2023

Groningen

Marloes Dankers

prof. dr. Liset van Dijk
prof. dr. Aukje Mantel-Teeuwisse

dr. Marjorie Nelissen