Exploring Opportunities to Reform Antimicrobial Payment and Post-Market Incentives
Washington DC (US)
Duke Margolis Center fo Health Policy
The rise of antimicrobial resistance and the corresponding lack of novel antibiotic development impacts the ability of physicians to provide appropriate care for patients. The greatest barriers to a robust antibiotic ecosystem are low return on investment (ROI) and limited market opportunities, in part due to payment decisions that don’t reflect the value of antibiotics that extends beyond the hospital stay. For years, policy makers and other stakeholders have been exploring ways to improve the antibiotic ecosystem through development, regulatory, and market incentives proposals, though to date there has been limited impact on manufacturers’ ability to generate adequate ROI.