Controlling drug expenditure without compromising patient care: main strategies and tools
- At: 2010 FIP Congress in Lisbon (Portugal)
- Type: Presentations + Posters
- By: AL AHDAB, Ola (MOH, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
In the last 20 years, expenditure on pharmaceuticals has grown faster than the gross domestic product worldwide. In a very recent report (4 Feb 2010) the US government estimates that health care spending last year (2009) increased by 5.7%, and prescription drug spending grew by 5.2% despite a projected decline in the GDP in the same period... The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.