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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)
  • Abstract:

    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.

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Last update 4 October 2019

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