Optimizing Access to Care for Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis – Backgrounder for National Forum

In October 2015, we held the first Canadian consensus discussion that led to provisional recommendations regarding special considerations for policy-making and healthcare decisionmaking for interventions in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The meeting included 11 representatives of key stakeholders: patients, care providers, and policy researchers from across Canada. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the current state of evidence and information regarding IPF. This led to draft recommendations for policymakers and healthcare administrators who must make purchasing or reimbursement decisions regarding the care and treatment of patients with IPF.

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Year of Publication: 2016