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 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