Recommendations

The Council for Choices in Health Care has issued the following recommendations:

18.12.2018 Obinutuzumab as first-line treatment for follicular lymphoma

4.9.2018 Atetzolizumab, nivolumab and pembrolizumab in the treatment of advanced or metastatic bladder cancer

9.10.2018 Benralizumab, mepolizumab and  in the treatment of extremely severe eosinophilic asthma

1.11.2018 Biopsychosocial rehabilitation in prolonged or recurrent back pain

1.11.2018 Psychotherapy and other psychosocial interventions in the treatment and rehabilitation of mental disorders and substance use disorders

12.6.2018 Sebelipase alfa in the treatment of lysosomal acid lipase deficiency

15.3.2018 Nusinersen in treating Spinal Muscular Atropy (SMA)  Approved at the meeting of COHERE on 15 march 2018

8.2.2017 Knee degeneration treatment by keyhole surgery

30.8.2016 Rehabilitation after hip fracture surgery

30.8.2016 Implant-retained total prosthesis for the treatment of edentulous mandible

10.12.2015. Treatment of age-related macular degeneration with intravitreal bevacizumab is included in the publicly funded health service range of Finland

Recommendation by the Council for Choices in Health Care in Finland (COHERE Finland)

Recommendation: ''Obinutuzumab as first-line treatment for follicular lymphoma''.

Approved by the meeting of COHERE on 18 december 2018.

Recommendation

Background memo (In Finnish)

Recommendation by the Council for Choices in Health Care in Finland (COHERE Finland)

Recommendation: ''Atetzolizumab, nivolumab and pembrolizumab in the treatment of advanced or metastatic bladder cancer''.

Approved by the meeting of COHERE on 4 september 2018.

Recommendation - atetzolizumabi

Recommendation - nivolumab

Recommendation - pembrolizumab

Background memo (In Finnish)

 

Recommendation by the Council for Choices in Health Care in Finland (COHERE Finland)

Recommendation: ''Benralizumab, mepolizumab and reslizumab in the treatment of extremely severe eosinophilic asthma''

Approved by the meeting of COHERE on 9 October 2018.

Recommendation - benralizumab

Recommendation - mepolizumab

Recommendation - reslizumab

Background memo (In Finnish)

Recommendation by the Council for Choices in Health Care in Finland (COHERE Finland)

Approved by the meeting of COHERE on 1 November 2018

Biopsychosocial rehabilitation is included in the range of public health services if back pain prolongs despite treatment at the initial phase of the problem, or  if patients suffer back pain repeatedly and their functional capacity and work ability are compromised due to the pain.

Rehabilitative measures to maintain and improve patients' functional capacity and work ability are planned within six weeks from the beginning of the symptoms, as part of the patients’ other treatment and taking account of the patient's whole life situation.

Recommendation

Background memo (In Finnish)

Recommendation by the Council for Choices in Health Care in Finland (COHERE Finland)

Approved by the meeting of COHERE on 1 November 2018

Psychotherapy and other psychosocial interventions in the treatment and rehabilitation of mental disorders and substance use disorders

Psychotherapies and psychosocial interventions proven effective are included in the range of public health services in the treatment and rehabilitation of mental disorders and substance use disorders. The methods are part of a goal-oriented approach in all phases of the treatment.

Recommendation

Background memo (In Finnish)

 

Recommendation by the Council for Choices in Health Care in Finland (COHERE Finland)

Sebelipase alfa in the treatment of lysosomal acid lipase deficiency.

Approved at the meeting of COHERE on 12 June 2018.

Sebelipase alfa treatment would be included in the national range of services for treating lysosomal acid lipase deficiency in infantile-onset patients if its price were significantly lower.

Recommendation

Background memo Perustelumuistio (in Finnish)

Recommendation by the Council for Choices in Health Care in Finland (COHERE Finland)

Nusinersen in treating Spinal Muscular Atropy (SMA) - Approved at the meeting of COHERE on 15 March 2018.

Recommendation

Background memo Perustelumuistio (in Finnish)

Recommendation by the Council for Choices in Health Care in Finland (COHERE Finland)

The Council for Choices in Health Care in Finland recommends that knee degeneration treatment by keyhole surgery not included in publicly funded healthcare services in Finland

Recommendation

Background memo Perustelumuistio (in Finnish)

Recommendation by the Council for Choices in Health Care in Finland (COHERE Finland)

The Council for Choices in Health Care in Finland recommends the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with bevacizumab injection in the eye to be included in the publicly funded service choices in health care in Finland.

Recommendation

Background memo Taustayhteenveto (in Finnish)

Link to Fimea’s report “Biologiset lääkkeet silmänpohjan kostean ikärappeuman hoidossa” (2015) ; link to the summary (in Finnish)

 

Recommendation by the Council for Choices in Health Care in Finland (COHERE Finland)

The treatment of an edentulous mandible with a total prosthesis retained with two implants belongs to the publicly funded service choices in health care in Finland when the patient's ability to eat, speak or engage in other social interaction is impaired due to the instability or unsuitability of a total mandibular prosthesis.

Recommendation

Background memo Taustayhteenveto (in Finnish)

 

Recommendation by the Council for Choices in Health Care in Finland (COHERE Finland)

Multi-professional, goal-oriented rehabilitation that activates the patient after hip fracture surgery is part of the range of health services financed from public funds in Finland.

Recommendation

Backround memo Taustayhteenveto (in Finnish)