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The impact of drug quality ratings from health technology assessments on the adoption of new drugs by physicians in Germany

Katharina Blankart and Tom Stargardt

Health Economics, 2020, vol. 29, issue S1, 63-82

Abstract: Payers are increasingly calling for the value of new drugs to be measured explicitly. We analyze how the availability of drug quality ratings by health technology assessment (HTA) agencies affects the adoption of new drugs by physicians in Germany. We combine data from drug quality ratings, promotional spending, and a physician panel. In a latent utility model, time to adoption is specified as a function of quality rating, promotional spending by manufacturers, and physician‐specific variables. As expected, drugs with a positive rating were adopted faster (p

Date: 2020
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