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Implantable infusion pumps

Status: Decision completed

View findings and decision

Policy context

Issues of efficacy, safety and cost for permanent implantation of an Implantable Infusion Pump for drug administration to treat chronic non-cancer pain were identified. Extreme concerns regarding Implantable Infusion Pump overdose, pump failure, and misuse.

Primary criteria ranking

  • Safety = High
  • Efficacy = Med
  • Cost = Low