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The Pharmacists' and Patients' Views of Policy Measures: The Effects of Changing Pharmacy Margins in Portugal

  • At: 2013 FIP Congress in Dublin (Ireland)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: BARROS, Pedro Pita (Nova School of Business and Economics, Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Co-author(s): Martins, Bruno (Nova School of Business and Economics, Lisbon, Portugal)
    Moura, Ana (Nova School of Business and Economics, Lisbon, Portugal)
    Teixeira, Inês (CEFAR (Centre for Health Research & Evaluation) / ANF, Lisbon, Portugal)
    Costa, Suzete (CEFAR (Centre for Health Research & Evaluation) / ANF, Lisbon, Portugal)
    Queirós, Sónia (NGI (Information Management Dep.) / ANF, Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Abstract:


    BACKGROUND:

    Revisions were made to the pharmaceutical policy in Portugal, aimed at decreasing prices and contributing to lower expenditure. A new margin system was introduced, in 2012, for pharmacies and wholesalers.


    AIMS:

    To assess: costs associated to dispensing and other services; the proportion of purchased medicines on total prescribed; the

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Last update 4 October 2019

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