Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Defining innovativeness of high-technology medical devices in an Italian region
  1. Andrea Messori1,
  2. Sabrina Trippoli2,
  3. Laura Bartoli3,
  4. Claudio Marinai3
  1. 1HTA Unit, Regione Toscana, Firenze, Italy
  2. 2Pharmaceutical Sciences, Regione Toscana, Firenze, Toscana, Italy
  3. 3Regione Toscana, Firenze, Toscana, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Andrea Messori, HTA Unit, Regione Toscana, 50129 Firenze, Italy; andrea.messori.it{at}gmail.com

Statistics from Altmetric.com

In the field of medical devices, innovation has been debated to a much less extent when compared with pharmaceutical products. In Italy, the regulation of innovative pharmaceutical products was established in 2017, through a resolution1 issued by the national medicines agency (AIFA) after the adoption of a national law.2 According to this regulation, innovative medicines (reported in a national list3) are made immediately available to patients, even without formal inclusion in the regional hospital therapeutic schedules.

As regards medical devices, a first attempt to issue a regulation on innovative devices has been made at the regional level in the Tuscany region. A multidisciplinary group of healthcare professionals (eight members of the so-called ‘Gruppo Regionale permanente sui dispositivi …

View Full Text

Footnotes

  • Contributors The four authors contributed equally to this letter.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.