Budget Impact Analyses

Evaluation of affordability within the healthcare system.

Budget Impact Analysis

Budget Impact Analysis (BIA) offers the ability to judge the affordability of an intervention, a new therapy, or a new drug. While cost-effectiveness analyses are useful for discussions in a broader, overall economic sense, they are generally of low relevance to the decision-making process for payers. Because of a multitude of different individual budgets or silos in the German healthcare system, there is a growing trend to cost-oriented decision making. This issue could be resolved, or at least informed, with a BIA.