To make it easier to identify which treatments are proven to be safe and effective, we've adopted a ‘traffic light’ patient safety rating system. (Please download this document by clicking on the Patient Safety Tool button, below.)
In the traffic light system, we define the following:
Green: Conventional Treatments* that have met the standards of evidence we've set for safety and efficacy.
Amber: Unproven Treatments* that have met the standards of evidence we've set for safety but not efficacy. We don't fund these treatments, but may offer a financial contribution up to the cost of conventional proven treatment.
Red: Unproven treatments* that have not met the standards of evidence we've set for safety. We don't fund these treatments.
We're looking for dialogue with clinicians over procedures and treatments we don't currently authorise.
If you feel we should change our policies, take a moment to consider the levels of evidence in our Patient Safety Tool and get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org
* These are terms defined in our policy handbooks and may be amended by AXA Health from time to time at its absolute discretion.
Any patient safety ratings provided by AXA Health in relation to the AXA Health Patient Safety Tool are the honest opinions of AXA Health given in good faith based on third party evidence and data. AXA Health has no control over these third parties and assumes and accepts no responsibility for any content, evidence or data provided by these third parties. As a consequence, AXA Health bears no responsibility for the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness for any content, evidence or data used or referred to in this AXA Health Patient Safety Tool nor for the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of links or references to other information sources contained in this AXA Health Patient Safety Tool.
AXA Health therefore disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials, content, evidence or data by any viewer of the AXA Health Patient Safety Tool or by anyone who may be informed of any of these materials, contents, evidence or data.
In no event will AXA Health have any liability (including but not limited to liability by reason of negligence) to any party for any direct, indirect, special or other consequential loss, damages, cost or expense incurred or arising out of the use or reliance on the content, evidence, data or materials within the AXA Health Patient Safety Tool and whether caused by reason of any error, omission, misrepresentation or otherwise.
The Patient Safety Rating tool that AXA Health has produced is not to be taken as advice of any kind (including, but not limited to, clinical advice). Third parties using or relying on the content, evidence, data and materials referred to in the Patient Safety Rating tool do so at their own risk and will be responsible for making their own independent assessment and should verify all relevant representations, statements and information with their own professional advisers.