VBP otherwise known as "Volume Based Procurement" is essentially when the government bulk buys a particular item from a certain company. Usually, the process can take months to years since there is much negotiation between the 2 parties that goes on and medical companies compete against each other on price. More information can be found on this China Daily article.
VBP otherwise known as "Volume Based Procurement" is essentially when the government bulk buys a particular item from a certain company
Think of it like this, you can buy 1 can of soft drink at a shop or bulk buy a box of 6 instead and it will work out cheaper per can right? This is pretty much the same for what happened this year for implants, except this time it wasn't for 1 box of 6 implants... It was around several million. So you can expect the overall price control for implants afterwards to be much lower.
You can expect the overall price for implants to be much lower.
At Aidencare we are happy to be participating in this scheme so our patients can enjoy a much lower price for implants, but please be aware that although several brands participated in this VBP scheme, Most brands only have one of their models to be a VBP model, in other words, the low-end implants are at the cheapest price but the premium implants are still priced the same as before.
Most brands only have one of their models to be a VBP model
So I hope this article clears up any confusion, please get in touch if you have any more enquiries!
If there are any other questions relating to this, please get In touch.
This Article was written by Dr. Oscar Sum
Dr. Oscar Sum is a dentist in Shanghai practising in central Shanghai who performs Implant surgery, Orthodontics, and other advanced dental procedures.
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