Report made for FENIN
Today’s society is aware of the enormous contribution of health care to the quality of life of citizens. Indicators such as cancer survival or the “chronification” of diseases with poor prognoses – such as HIV infection – demonstrate the great transformative power of today’s medicine. And this is largely attributed to the improvement in techniques for diagnosing and treating the disease.
In Vitro Diagnostic has a relevant role in prevention, prediction, diagnosis, prognosis and therapeutic control, being a key element of the health process. But it remains “an unknown” to large sectors of the system.
This study addresses the following issues
– IVD as an unknown sector that enables innovation in health care
– The qualitative leap in health care
– The change of paradigm for patients, professionals and the health system
– Barriers to the development of IVD