High Cost Drug

A High Cost Drug (or blood product) is an expensive PRESCRIBED ITEM and represents a disproportionate cost relative to the total cost of the relevant episode in terms of volume and cost.

Description

A High Cost Drug (or blood product) is a PRESCRIBED ITEM.

A High Cost Drug  (or blood product) is an expensive PRESCRIBED ITEM  and represents a disproportionate cost relative to the total cost of the relevant episode in terms of volume and cost.

A High Cost Drug will only be used in a subset of cases within a Healthcare Resource Group and/or used in a subset of Health Care Providers  delivering SERVICES under a specific Healthcare Resource Group.

For further information on High Cost Drugs  see the NHS England and NHS Improvement  website at: Developing the national tariff.

Also Known As

This NHS business definition is also known by these names:

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Plural High Cost Drugs