Vogler, Sabine; Haasis, Manuel Alexander; Zimmermann, Nina (2021): Financial burden of medicines for patients: Co-payments and protective measures in European countries. Factsheet prepared for the European Public Health Week 2021. Gesundheit Österreich, Wien.

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Universal health coverage implies access to needed health services for all people without exposure to financial hardship. Medicines can pose high financial burden for patients and their caregivers in cases of non-coverage of patients and/or non-inclusion of medicines in a benefits package scheme. Patients can also be charged co-payments for medicines that are partially funded by public payers. This fact sheet provides an overview of co-payment regulations for medicines as well as of protective mechanisms such as exemptions from or reductions of co-payments for vulnerable groups for the countries of the WHO European Region. We illustrate the actual financial burden that patients encounter when filling prescriptions for selected medicines in a few European countries.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Subjects: OEBIG > Pharmaoekonomie
Date Deposited: 22 May 2021 11:52
Last Modified: 22 May 2021 11:52
URI: https://jasmin.goeg.at/id/eprint/1812