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Over access to non-essential medicines under fee-for-service environment: a root cause for high expenditure in civil servant medical benefit scheme in thailand

  • At: 2014 FIP Congress in Bangkok (Thailand)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: LIMWATTANANON, Chulaporn (Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Khon kaen, Thailand)
  • Co-author(s): Limwattananon, Supon (Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Khon kaen, Thailand)
    Waleekhachonloet, On-Anong (Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahasarakham University, Mahasarakham, Thailand)
    Rattanachotphanit, Thananan (Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahasarakham University, Mahasarakham, Thailand)
    Thamwanna, Patchanee (Health Insurance System Research Office, Nonthaburi, Thailand)
    Sakunphanit, Thaworn (Health Insurance System Research Office, Nonthaburi, Thailand)
    Srithamrongsawat, Samrit (National Health Security Office, Bangkok, Thailand)
  • Abstract:

    Background: In Thailand, Civil Servant Medical Benefit Scheme (CSMBS), health insurance for public employees typically pays for prescriptions using fee for services.
    Aims: To examine causes of the Scheme's rapid expenditure growth until recently.
    Methods: Data on prescriptions for outpatients were obtained form 34 largest hospitals. Average..

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Last update 4 October 2019

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