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Recent trends in pharmaceutical price index: a case of public hospitals in thailand

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

    Background: Each year, the Universal Coverage Scheme (UCS) in Thailand adjusts outpatient (OP) budgets for contracting hospitals using a conventional Consumer Price Index (CPI). Components of the CPI, however, tend to under-represent drugs used in hospitals. Pharmaceutical products typically account for 48-66% of the OP expenditure, depending on..

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Last update 4 October 2019

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