A study of the impact of new legislation on medical devices for ostomized patients

  • At: 2018 FIP Congress in Glasgow (Scotland)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: ROMANO, Sónia (CEFAR (Centre for Health Evaluation & Research) / National Association of Pharmacies (ANF))
  • Co-author(s): Sónia Romano: CEFAR (Centre for Health Evaluation & Research) / National Association of Pharmacies (ANF), Lisboa, Portugal
    Adriana Ramos: CEFAR (Centre for Health Evaluation & Research) / National Association of Pharmacies (ANF), Lisboa, Portugal
    Mariana Romão: CEFAR (Centre for Health Evaluation & Research) / National Association of Pharmacies (ANF), Lisboa, Portugal
    Zilda Mendes: CEFAR (Centre for Health Evaluation & Research) / National Association of Pharmacies (ANF), Lisboa, Portugal
    Cátia Sousa Marques: Member of the Board / ANF, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Abstract:

    Background

    In April 1, 2017, by legislation, products for Ostomy became mandatory prescription and made available in community pharmacies reimbursed at 100% by the Portuguese NHS.

    Methods

    Cross-sectional, descriptive, multicentered study. Community pharmacists delivered a structured anonymous questionnaire to those buying a medical device for ostomy.

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