MEDICINES SHORTAGES IN PORTUGUESE COMMUNITY PHARMACIES AND ACCESS LIMITATIONS REPORTED BY PATIENTS
- At: 2015 FIP Congress in Düsseldorf (Germany)
- Type: Poster
- By: COSTA, Suzete (CEFAR (Centre for Health Evaluation & Research) / National Association of Pharmacies (ANF), Lisboa, Portugal)
- Co-author(s): Suzete Costa
Prescription medicine shortages have become a common problem in Portuguese pharmacies. Causes seem to be multifactorial. Studies addressing medicines access issues reported by patients are scarce.
Mixed method. Each case of no medicine supply to the pharmacy by the wholesaler triggered a medicine shortage event in the dispensing software. Data was.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.