Patient safety

Patient safety

Clinical evidence guides our decisions

Dr John Burke, AXA Health Director of Medical Policy, writes: 

  • Patients deserve safe, effective treatment.
  • At AXA Health, we believe we should only fund treatments supported by evidence which demonstrates their safety and effectiveness.
  • To help us make appropriate funding decisions we’ve created a Patient Safety Tool.
  • This is a framework showing how we evaluate evidence-based treatment, so we can be transparent in our decision-making and in our conversations with you.
  • But to ensure patient safety and effective treatment we also need engagement from you, the specialists who treat our members.
  • Evidence-based medicine is a collaboration that takes the best available research evidence and integrates this with clinical expertise and patient values. 
  • Your voice is therefore valuable to us.
  • If you feel that our funding approach or our medical policies need to change, we want to hear from you. 
  • Take a moment to consider the levels of evidence in our Patient Safety Tool (see navigation table, below).
  • Please get in touch via the 'Engage with us' section, below.