The prevalence of spondyloarthritis is increasing in China, where the estimated number of total prevalent cases of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) exceeds 1.6 million. Although the total prevalence of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in China remains low compared with the mature markets, the lack of new treatments and the recent entry of domestic biosimilars stress the importance of carefully positioning branded biologics by their manufacturer in order to maximize these agents’ potential. Our Access & Reimbursement analysis explores how market access barriers shape treatment for AS and PsA in China based on collective insight from 50 local rheumatologists and 3 payers with influence on reimbursement and access of key agents.
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Clarivate’s Access and Reimbursement module in Axial Spondyloarthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis in China explores the prescribing patterns of current AS and PsA biologic therapies, the potential impact of the anticipated arrival of novel biologics and biosimilars, and key national and regional market access factors that will shape the use of biologics in China over the next two to three years. This report draws on insights from 50 surveyed rheumatologists and from interviews with three payers in China, all of whom have influence at a national or regional level.
Markets covered: China.