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The use of medicines in a comparative study across European interview-based surveys

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  • Begoña Álvarez

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This paper examines the approach to consumption of medicines in interview-based surveys across seven countries of the European Union. The goals of the study are to provide information on the accurateness of different surveys for microeconomic analysis of pharmaceutical demand offered by Household Budget Surveys and National Health Surveys, and to illustrate the limitations of these data sources in cross-population comparability of information.

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Paper provided by Universidade de Vigo, Departamento de Economía Aplicada in its series Working Papers with number 0209.

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Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2002
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Handle: RePEc:vig:wpaper:0209

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