|Pilot Project: Sirolimus-Eluting Stents in Routine Care in Germany
Boston Healthcare’s client was interested in studying the implementation of drug-eluting stents in routine care in order to supplement available clinical data. Boston Healthcare worked in cooperation with the Charité Medical Center in Berlin.
|Boston Healthcare Approach
Boston Healthcare implemented the study in cooperation with a large German statutory health insurance fund. We undertook the design of the pilot project (based on clause § 63 SGB V) which was a sequentially controlled cohort study lasting 18 months.
The initiation and successful implementation of such a pilot project is unique in the German medical device market. Results and experiences from this project led to an exclusive understanding and cooperation for all participating partners.