Portuguese index of access to hospital medicines 2021 – an improved indicator
- At: Seville (Spain) (2022)
- Type: Poster
- Poster code: HMI-001
- By: ADVINHA, Ana Margarida (CHRC - Comprehensive Health Research Centre, Portugal)
- Co-author(s): Prof Ana Margarida Advinha, Professor (CHRC - Comprehensive Health Research Centre, Évora, Portugal / Universidade de Évora, Évora, Portugal)
Dr Miguel Lopes (APAH - Associação Portuguesa de Administradores Hospitalares, Lisboa, Portugal)
Dr Alexandra Santos (APAH - Associação Portuguesa de Administradores Hospitalares, Lisboa, Portugal)
Prof Sofia Oliveira-Martins, Auxiliary Professor (CHRC - Comprehensive Health Research Centre, Évora, Portugal / Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal)
Background: Medicines are largely responsible for increasing life expectancy and improving quality of life. Access to innovative and/or effective medication is a citizen’s right. It is therefore important to identify barriers to their access, particularly within the NHS, to minimize existing barriers and inequalities in access.
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