LEXICON
No.154 July 27, 2017

Cost-Based Method
原価計算方式

In Japan, NHI prices/reimbursement prices/tariff prices (薬価; yakka ) for new drugs are basically set based on the NHI prices of similar drugs on the market under a rule called the comparator method/similar efficacy comparison method (類似薬効比較方式; ruiji yakko hikaku...

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