September 1, 2022

Value-based pricing: a controversial narrative

 Rethinking value in health innovation: from mystifications towards prescriptions

From the abstract:
Debates over value in health innovation in the U.S. and Europe have
become increasingly dominated by “value-based pricing”. We examine
this prevailing narrative and its weaknesses and then present an
alternative framework for rethinking value in health. Drawing on
scholarship from the political economy of innovation, we argue that
value in health must be considered in terms of both value creation
as a collective process amongst public and private actors, as well as
value extraction that occurs due to financialization. In building this
alternative framework, we pose three questions that present areas
for further research and public policy change