Development of the table of standard costs for conducting Clinical Trials in Australia (2013)

Development of the table of standard costs for conducting Clinical Trials in Australia (2013)

The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) engaged HealthConsult to undertake a project to develop a table of standard costs for conducting Clinical Trials in Australia. The project arose from Recommendation C of the Clinical Trials Action Group (CTAG) report on boosting Australia’s profile as a preferred destination for conducting clinical trials, which resulted in a Ministerial Direction to IHPA to determine the national efficient price for a list of standard items (developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)) associated with conducting clinical trials in Australia. The project commenced in March 2013 and was completed in June 2013.